Until today, Steve Perry hadn’t premiered a real music video since 1994’s “Missing You,” but fresh off the release of his 2018 solo album, Traces, the iconic vocalist known for his work with Journey and as a solo artist has premiered a new clip for “We’re Still Here.”
The video finds Perry driving around Hollywood and seeing the sights, including a warm exchange between an individual experiencing homelessness and a group of men out on the town. It’s a warm, gentle video that fits the themes of the song pretty well.
As Perry explained, the song’s inspiration came from going around Hollywood while on a break from recording with producer/songwriter Brian West, just soaking in the atmosphere:
“Brian and I had just started writing the song and were sketching it out in the studio. When we broke for dinner I went to this place down the street, and that was the first time I’d been in Hollywood in a long time. There I was on Sunset Blvd. and Hollywood and Vine just walking around. I saw a whole new generation of 16 and 17-year old’s running around just…alive. And through these kids I felt a kinship. We’re still here doing the same thing.”
Perry recently released a Deluxe Edition of Traces, which features five additional tracks not on the original version of the album — click here to pick up a copy, and stream the Deluxe Edition below via Spotify.