Less than a year after releasing his first Christmas collection, former-Journey frontman Steve Perry seems to be in the midst of recording another one. Perry, now sporting a full head of light grey hair, filmed himself for his social media platforms in his studio, which was decked out in Christmas lights, stuffed animals, and Santas.
Before breaking in to a new song presumably called “Maybe This Year,” Perry addressed fans directly by saying, “Hello, everyone. I’m Steve Perry, and this is my recording studio. And these are my holiday lights, and these are my holiday assistants. And I’m only wishing one thing for each and every one of us, from the bottom of my heart, I swear.”
Steve Perry’s 2018 comeback was a long time coming, but he told us it feels as though he’s gotten a second wind as a writer and a performer: “It’s scary, because I just told management the other day — ‘I want you to look at me like a guy who has the passion of a young, young man for music, but he’s no spring chicken. His body is kinda not young (laughs) — he’s kinda gettin’ up there. And it hurts occasionally.’ Believe me. I feel emotionally and musically — more important than anything — more than anything, I feel like I’m in my 20’s. I don’t know what happened. I think I’m rejuvenated. . . And by the way, the music I’ve listened to while I’ve been gone has been part of an educational, emotional connection, too.”