Steve Perry revealed that his songwriting was all geared toward capturing feelings he experienced in high school, and argued against anyone being talked out of reaching back into their past to recover things that mattered to them.
He also noted that some of his performance came from feeling that he didn’t have a voice when certain negative experiences took place in his childhood.
“Everything I write comes back to high school,” Perry told the New Statesman in a new interview. “I know it sounds funny, but everything. It all comes from the emotions I grew into during my adolescence. Those moments are not to be tossed away.”