Legendary rockers JOURNEY have launched a brand new single, “You Obtained The Greatest Of Me”. The tune is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Freedom”, which is able to arrive on July 8.
This previous February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared the “Freedom” observe itemizing in an Instagram submit. It’s as follows:
01. Collectively We Run (4:49)
02. Do not Give Up On Us (5:23)
03. Nonetheless Consider In Love
04. You Obtained The Greatest Of Me (5:33)
05. Reside To Love Once more (5:30)
06. The Method 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 Night time (3:38)
12. Do not Go (4:58)
13. United We Stand (5:05)
14. Life Rolls On (4:57)
15. Stunning As You Are (7:10)
JOURNEY‘s present touring lineup options bassist Todd Jensen, a veteran musician who has performed for varied 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 in the course of the mid-Eighties — was pressured to overlook all of the latest gigs as a result of he’s reportedly recovering from again surgical procedure. Previous to JOURNEY‘s latest Las Vegas residency, Jackson had been changed on the band’s 2021 reveals by Marco Mendoza, who had performed a number of reveals in 2019 with Castronovo and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon below the “Neal Schon’s Journey Via Time” banner.
“Freedom” will embrace the one “The Method We Used To Be”, which got here out final June. The tune was the multi-platinum band’s first new music since 2011’s album “Eclipse”, and the primary observe launched by the band’s revamped lineup. “The Method 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 tune was produced by Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain.
Because the group’s formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 prime 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has offered practically 100 million albums globally. Their “Biggest Hits” album is licensed 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of many few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their tune “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 Reside” touring award. March 2019 noticed the discharge of “Escape & Frontiers Reside In Japan”, a reside 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 have 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 university 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 stated: “I discovered how one can play keyboards higher than ever in the course of the pandemic, which I might by no means actually finished 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 minimize it and re-cut it within the studio, and it was simply launched. And lots of people went, ‘Wow, man. I like it.’ 90 % of individuals like it; the opposite 10 % went, ‘I do not suppose it appears like JOURNEY.’ I am going, ‘I by no means wrote it to be a JOURNEY tune.'”
Based on 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 tune that we’ve; it simply appears like a brand new model of the band,” he stated. “It is ballistic, man. And there is no lack of guitar on this document. So I am enthusiastic about it getting on the market. I feel any guitar participant out there may be gonna love this document, as a result of I am simply type of unleashing on this document — like I do quite a bit reside, however typically 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 normally 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 once they first got here out, Jimi Hendrix, the CREAM with [Eric] Clapton and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, that complete period, there’s plenty of youthful children on the market, youthful era, that by no means acquired to expertise that period. So I am feeling like that’s the period that I grew up in and that is what I actually love doing and the kind of music I like enjoying, 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 folks out, after we lastly do get this album on the market and might mix it with all of the hits that we do have.”
He continued: “There’s sure songs which can be being combined by Bob Clearmountain, that combined our ‘Raised On Radio’ document, and he is made it sound actually superb, actually pulled it collectively. You will have mixers on the market typically which have this unbelievable potential to take work that you have finished all through a yr, though they have 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 let you know. I take a look at it, and I am listening to it now, and plenty of others which have identified our music for a very long time which have excellent ears have stated, ‘Look, that is the modern-day-and-age ‘Escape’. I feel this might be the subsequent ‘Escape’ for you guys.’ And I feel that is a daring assertion, however sincere to God, I really feel prefer it’s that good.”