Legendary rockers JOURNEY will launch a brand new single, “You Bought The Greatest Of Me”, on Tuesday, April 26. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Freedom”, which can arrive later within the yr.
A brief teaser for “You Bought The Greatest Of Me” is accessible beneath.
This previous February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared “Freedom” monitor itemizing in an Instagram put up. It’s as follows:
01. Collectively We Run (4:49)
02. Do not Give Up On Us (5:23)
03. Nonetheless Imagine In Love
04. You Bought The Greatest Of Me (5:33)
05. Dwell To Love Once more (5:30)
06. The Approach We Used To Be (3:35)
07. Come Away With Me (4:02)
08. After Glow (5:22)
09. Let It Rain (4:40)
10. Holdin On (3:14)
11. All Day All Evening (3:38)
12. Do not Go (4:58)
13. United We Stand (5:05)
14. Life Rolls On (4:57)
15. Lovely As You Are (7:10)
JOURNEY‘s present touring lineup options bassist Todd Jensen, a veteran musician who has performed for numerous artists, together with the bands SEQUEL, HARDLINE and HARLOW, in addition to David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Perry, Alice Cooper and Paul Rodgers. Additionally a part of JOURNEY‘s present incarnation is returning drummer Deen Castronovo, who shared the drum duties within the band final yr with Narada Michael Walden. Walden, bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist/backing singer Jason Derlatka all joined JOURNEY in 2020 following the band’s acrimonious break up with drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory. Jackson — who beforehand performed with JOURNEY through the mid-Eighties — was compelled to overlook all of the current gigs as a result of he’s reportedly recovering from again surgical procedure. Previous to JOURNEY‘s current Las Vegas residency, Jackson had been changed on the band’s 2021 exhibits by Marco Mendoza, who had performed a number of exhibits in 2019 with Castronovo and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon beneath the “Neal Schon’s Journey By way of Time” banner.
“Freedom” will embody the one “The Approach We Used To Be”, which got here out final June. The track was the multi-platinum band’s first new music since 2011’s album “Eclipse”, and the primary monitor launched by the band’s revamped lineup. “The Approach We Used To Be” marked Walden and Derlatka‘s first studio recordings with the band, and Jackson‘s first since 1986’s “Raised On Radio”. The track was produced by Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain.
For the reason that group’s formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 prime 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has offered almost 100 million albums globally. Their “Best Hits” album is licensed 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of many few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their track “Do not Cease Believin'” has been streamed over one billion occasions alone.
JOURNEY was inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame in 2017, and 2018’s co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band’s most profitable tour thus far, touchdown them within the Prime 10 year-end touring chart with greater than 1 million tickets offered, and incomes them the distinguished Billboard “Legends Of Dwell” touring award. March 2019 noticed the discharge of “Escape & Frontiers Dwell In Japan”, a stay DVD/CD set from their live performance on the Budokan in Tokyo that includes the band’s first-ever performances of the albums “Escape” and “Frontiers” of their entirety. JOURNEY has additionally acquired a star on the Hollywood Stroll Of Fame and had been inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Corridor Of Fame. Moreover, the band is the topic of the award-winning documentary “Do not Cease Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” concerning the band’s resurgence upon including Arnel Pineda as lead singer after founding member Neal Schon found the Philippines native on YouTube.
Final August, Schon gave a school radio simulcast interview to WMSC and WNUW the place he mentioned the progress of the songwriting and recording periods for the band’s upcoming studio album. He mentioned: “I discovered find out how to play keyboards higher than ever through the pandemic, which I would by no means actually executed earlier than. And that is the place our first single [‘The Way We Used To Be’] got here from. [I sent it to] Jonathan [Cain, keyboards], and he did the lyrics on it and put a tough vocal on it. After which we had Arnel sing it, and we reduce it and re-cut it within the studio, and it was simply launched. And lots of people went, ‘Wow, man. I adore it.’ 90 p.c of individuals adore it; the opposite 10 p.c went, ‘I do not suppose it appears like JOURNEY.’ I’m going, ‘I by no means wrote it to be a JOURNEY track.'”
In keeping with Schon, he and his bandmates had written over 30 new songs for the upcoming JOURNEY document. “A few of ’em are unmistakably JOURNEY with out sounding like one other track that now we have; it simply appears like a brand new model of the band,” he mentioned. “It is ballistic, man. And there isn’t any lack of guitar on this document. So I am enthusiastic about it getting on the market. I feel any guitar participant out there’s gonna love this document, as a result of I am simply sort of unleashing on this document — like I do lots stay, however generally maintain again within the studio. I do not suppose it is O.D.ing on the guitar in any respect and going overboard, however I like to take a look at the occasions and the place I see music going. I often have a reasonably good intestine intuition about it, and I really feel just like the late ’60s, the time and period of early Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and [LED] ZEPPELIN after they first got here out, Jimi Hendrix, the CREAM with [Eric] Clapton and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, that entire period, there’s lots of youthful youngsters on the market, youthful technology, that by no means obtained to expertise that period. So I am feeling like that’s the period that I grew up in and that is what I really love doing and the kind of music I like taking part in, so I am going extra there and I am writing for that, to have the ability to do this on stage. And I feel it is actually gonna journey some individuals out, after we lastly do get this album on the market and may mix it with all of the hits that we do have.”
He continued: “There’s sure songs which are being combined by Bob Clearmountain, that combined our ‘Raised On Radio’ document, and he is made it sound actually wonderful, actually pulled it collectively. You will have mixers on the market generally which have this unbelievable skill to take work that you’ve got executed all through a yr, although they had been recorded at separate occasions, and completely different sounds right here and there, and so they pull all of it collectively and so they make it sound prefer it’s a good album that has a spotlight sound-wise.”
Neal added: “The entire album, there’s not a filler on the document; that is what I can inform you. I have a look at it, and I am listening to it now, and lots of others which have identified our music for a very long time which have superb ears have mentioned, ‘Look, that is the modern-day-and-age ‘Escape’. I feel this could possibly be the following ‘Escape’ for you guys.’ And I feel that is a daring assertion, however sincere to God, I really feel prefer it’s that good.”
Our latest single “You Bought The Greatest Of Me” is out tonight in all places! https://t.co/nON1yycvI6 pic.twitter.com/RPfw9w8xXa
— JOURNEY (@JourneyOfficial) April 25, 2022
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