Steve Perry Release New Holiday Song “Maybe This Year”
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Steve Perry’s first original holiday song, “Maybe This Year,” is now released.
Perry’s first original holiday song he had previously teased on his TikTok account is now out. The track will be included in the deluxe edition of Perry’s 2021 album, The Season. Perry said in a press release:
“I wrote the lyrical sentiment about how the holidays can bring such joy and sadness.
“And how for me, both these emotions give me connection to feelings of gratitude for so many years gone by, and a desire to hold on to these holiday feelings we share throughout the coming year.”
In addition to “Maybe This Year,” a rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” will also be included in the deluxe edition of the album. Perry shared that he dedicated both songs to his friend Lamont Dozier, the Motown songwriting legend who passed away in August. Perry said:
“One of the things I love most about those traditional recordings is they’re not coming at you like a rock song — they’re just sitting there quietly and inviting you in.”
“I’d never sung with that much simplicity before, and it was incredibly thrilling to bring that kind of expression to these songs,” said Perry referring that most of the album was recorded in his own home studio. Perry also added:
“Music has always been something that rescues me in difficult times.
“I hope when people hear this record, they’re teleported in the same way I was when I recorded all these songs — I hope it brings them back to those golden moments with their loved ones and gives them that feeling of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much.”
Stream his newly-released song below.