Doesn’t matter if you like his vocals or not, the songs are just awful.
A bright future ahead
Keep singing Steve Perry. You were (and still are) the most gorgeous man with the most beautiful and iconic voice. From the generation that grew up with the "real" Journey YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED! And to those that have been imitating Steve's voice....please...get off the stage.
Once The Voice, always The Voice
This album is definitely different than the past ones, no doubt, but Perry’s voice remains just as captivating as it was back in the Journey days! Sure, his voice his more raspy, but he’s aging.. what do you expect? Plus, he took a 25 year gap from singing... try doing that, and then come back and judge his voice! Although the songs don’t have that true rock spirit that I’m sure most people wanted, some of the songs really hit hard . . . especially if you know how it feels to lose someone.
Also, keep in mind that he wrote this track because his late girlfriend requested that he emerge from isolation. He wasn’t singing or writing during that period either. Thus, a lot of his songs are based on loss. Perry has visibly grown and changed since back then. It’s a great album, and although different, I listen to about half of the songs on it.
The unique voice is back !!!🤩💥
Amazing !! Who could come back after so long like lighting striking !!! He’s a natural gifted with this voice !! 💥
Same heartfelt touch still gives me the goosebumps !!! And made my heart skip a beat a blast from the past !! Journey was great !! But just for the record
He never needed them they needed him !!
He made journey what it was !!!! 🎼🎶🎵
Welcome steve !! We’re still here ❤️👏🏼
He’s Back 🎤🎤🎤🎤
By Little G BF
Traces is a well put together album and Steve you can feel this album I will keep you always in my prayers I’m glad you Back truly missed you my friend the song No more crying Smh awesome song 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Welcome Back Love,Love,Love all the songs on the Album 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
By moe. cabrera
Though I FULLY REALIZE that everyone is entitled to their very own opinion which is good... BUT PEOPLE..... to actually give this album a rating of just one star is beyond me -
ESPECIALLY WHEN the "critics" claim to be a "huge" fan of Steve. Now I'm not ragging on the less favorable comments that have been left regardless of the reasons, but I would rather like to try to shed just a little light on what is some of the best material Steve has ever shared and shared from the heart.
If you are truly indeed a real Steve Perry fan then REALLY LISTEN CLOSELY and you will hear his heart in these offerings and not just his voice -
IF and WHEN you [ever] reach that point, then his voice will shine, it will soar and sound the same way as it always has
and your heart will smile again. Only our hearts can hear the sound(s) that our ears don't and can't.
...then again that's just my opinion...
I too have seen the Blue Jay's fly when my mom went home. 🙏
Beautiful Voice, Good Album
So nice to hear his voice again. This album has a lot of ballads but Steve’s voice still sounds smooth and clear and the slow songs are well done. It’s very nice to have another album from him and I hope he continues to make music for us to enjoy. Thank you Mr Steve Perry for sharing your talent with us!
Thank you for your courage and faith
By Kyle K. Helou
An iconic voice that resonates deep into the heart and soul.
It's all about love.
Thank you Steve for giving us a chance to hear your timeless and eternal voice one more time.
I hope for your happiness and comfort everyhwere you go.
To remember is to live
Wow! So amazing to see how much we live in the past that we can't see what is in front of us. Total respect for his voice in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. Be well.
Good but not great
So many 5 star reviews….. Time to put away those rose colored glasses…..
I get that so many fans of his are even excited he has released new music, but 5 stars? 5 stars to me would indicate it is a classic release and must have seminal desert island disc.
I’ve waited almost a year to post this review giving this album enough time to grow some legs & grow on me.
As much as I love Steve Perry’s voice and previous solo work (as well as his catalog with Journey), I can’t listen to this latest release and proclaim that it’ it’s worthy of 5 stars (not even close)
I’ll be frank, that this was the first offering from Steve Perry where I stopped listening to it after a few weeks and simply placed it back on the shelves. It just doesn’t have very many lift off moments for me and definitely nothing anthemic and deserving of 5 stars. I didn’t find myself coming back to you like I normally would. It has some solid tunes but after so many years without releasing new music, this was mostly a disappointment to these ears.