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Steve Perry Makes His Return

Perry's latest solo album, Traces, out Oct. 5, marks his reunion with his own voice. And yes, it's emotional.
Reunions are emotional. And it's never about the wealth that old classmate has earned or what that long-lost relative says or how that ex-spouse looks. It's about what reuniting with a part of your past makes you see in yourself — how in their reflections, you notice the passage of time in your own life. Of course, for those of us who frequent arenas or weddings or karaoke bars, it's like no time has passed at all since we last heard from former Journey lead singer Steve Perry. "Don't Stop Believin'" is part of the contemporary soundscape of popular culture.

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