It’s official, former Journey frontman and singer Steve Perry has confirmed that he is putting the finishing touches on a new solo album. The record has a tentative 2016 release. Perry had this to say about the new record:
“I’m in the studio, actually. I started… There’s been so many rumors going around that I’m in the studio, I’ve been there for years. The truth is, I finally went into the studio in March, and I’ve been in there ever since, just trying to finish this record. I mean, I certainly am looking forward to finishing it, put it that way.”
Perry’s last solo album was from 1994 (For The Love Of Strange Medicine). In addition to the solo record Perry is rumored to rejoin Journey and for those doubters, consider this quote from the former frontman:
“What a great band we once were. What a great band. I think the older I get, the more I’m able to look back at the forest now, ’cause I certainly walked out of the trees. I think everybody was just following their heart and their nose and following that lead. Just doing what we do. We’re a band. We record, we rock, we instinctually reach for what we believe’s a good idea — and argue about stuff, agree, disagree and move forward. And we were just crankin’.”
Only time will tell whether there is a “journey” in store to head back into those trees.