Journey have introduced their initial new song in a decade. You can listen to “The Way We Utilised to Be” under.
The track’s animated online video options a youthful few forced to stay apart as a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown. The initially thing they do after the pandemic is over is go to a Journey concert.
Guitarist Neal Schon said “The Way We Made use of to Be” “arrived out of 1 of the numerous loops I’d published although the extensive downtime ongoing with the pandemic we all experienced to deal with. … I laid down the keyboard loop with overdubbed rhythm and a little blues lead guitar and despatched to [keyboardist] Jonathan [Cain]. He despatched it back pretty shortly soon after with demo vocals and lyrics, and I explained to myself with a smile, We’ve continue to received it!”
The band’s most recent album is 2011’s Eclipse. “The Way We Made use of to Be” is also Journey’s to start with new new music given that the departures of bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith, the two of whom ended up fired from the team very last calendar year.
Schon said there’s even a lot more to appear, including a new album. He observed that the music marks a “total new starting chapter for Journey … with all of us collectively producing and doing work with each other. We now have in excess of 26 tunes that we have penned and whittling it down to 10 or 12. We are really enthusiastic by all the new musical endeavors we have created collectively.”
Journey are also slotted to carry out at numerous festivals later on this 12 months, like Chicago’s Lollapalooza in July and the iHeartRadio Audio Competition in Las Vegas in September.
“I can promise you that with the new blood in the band, when we get jointly for two weeks of rehearsal ahead of that present, we will be the new alternative,” Schon explained of Lollapalooza in an interview with radio host Eddie Trunk last thirty day period. “We’re gonna include a ton to the exhibit. We are gonna deliver some new dynamics and open up factors up a little bit and exhibit men and women what the musicianship is seriously like in this band.”
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Journey have been by their share of incarnations about the earlier four decades.