Journey is playing our iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September. Get all the info on how to get tickets here. Today they released a new song...ya new music from Journey! How cool is that. Watch the video below. Randy Jackson is now part of the band playing Bass too. Here's info from their press release.
Today,Journeyshare their new song “The Way We Used To Be.” The song is the multi-platinum band’s first new music since 2011’s album Eclipse, and the first song released by the band’s revamped lineup featuring Neal Schon (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Randy Jackson (bass), Narada Michael Walden (drums) and Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals). “The Way We Used To Be” marks Walden and Derlatka’s first studio recordings with the band, and Jackson’s first since 1986’sRaised On Radio. The song was produced by Narada Michael Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. Schon says of the new song:
“The first song “The Way We Used To Be” came out of 1 of the many loops I’d written while the long downtime continued with the pandemic we all had to deal with. So utilizing my time and trying to keep fans in touch I started posting many jams and loops I created very quickly most every day. On “The Way We Used To Be” I laid down the keyboard loop with over-dubbed rhythm and a little blues lead guitar and sent to Jonathan. He sent it back very shortly after with demo vocals and lyrics and I said to myself with a smile - we’ve still got it!
I felt Jonathan nailed the lyrics and melody with haunting chorus “got to get back” - “to the way we used to be.” So this was the complete new beginning chapter for Journey - many more follow the same sequence with all of us collectively writing and working together. We now have over 26 songs that we’ve written and whittling it down to 10 or 12. We are very excited by all the new musical endeavors we’ve created together looking forward to getting back on the road to you.”
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