New Clues Point to Long-Awaited Steve Perry Comeback
8/1 UPDATE: The social media accounts have since been verified.
New posts on several social media platforms suggest that Steve Perry is poised to make a major announcement.
If they are real, it could mean that the former Journey frontman is preparing to release his first album since 1994's For the Love of Strange Medicine.
Newly created Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, all of which claim to be official even though they're not verified, posted the same thing: a video of the phrase "I know it's been a long time comin' ... " and a link to steveperry.com, which consists solely of that graphic.
The image can also be found on Perry's YouTube channel, which was created last month.
Journey guitarist Neal Schon retweeted the post, but when we reached out to him for comment, he, too, was unsure if it was real.
Perry had hoped to put out a record last year, following the death of his girlfriend. "I met someone and I fell in love with this person," he said. "And I lost this person to breast cancer four years ago. In the midst of that, I had written some songs, and before I met her I had sketched some. And so about a year ago, I started recording."
He added that the process was "a real cathartic experience going back to that emotional place that I thought I would never go back to. And we really have been doing our very best to capture what I think are some timeless songs."
Three weeks ago, it was revealed that Perry was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning for a segment that will be broadcast on Oct. 7.