“You Got The Best Of Me” is lead single from project
As one of the world’s most beloved rock bands, Journey continues to create new music and thrill audiences night after night in sold out arenas worldwide in conjunction with AEG as their promoter. Emerging from the pandemic with a supercharged new studio line-up, the members of Journey unleash the first single “You Got The Best Of Me” off their forthcoming studio album, Freedom, due July 8th via BMG with Frontier Records distributing in Europe and Japan.
“You Got The Best Of Me” will be followed this summer by an epic, 15 track set of new original songs that brings back the grand scale of the group’s greatest moments, along with updated and bold new directions and sounds.
“I wanted kind of a punky rendition of ‘Any Way You Want It,'” says the group’s founding member, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Neal Schon about the single. “I usually don’t go in saying I’m going to look for something like that, but then it just came to me, like “Wheel in the Sky” did years ago. It just kind of flew out of my mouth.”
While the forthcoming album was made with visions of arena and stadium stages, it started from humble beginnings. In 2020, as COVID swept the globe, Schon was stuck at home like the rest of us. “During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do,” he says. “I spent a lot of time in my little studio at home, learning how to play keyboards and looping. Some of those ideas ended up being songs. So it kind of came out of nowhere.”
As the band’s legend continues to grow larger and their touring gets bigger, Freedom will be the first album of new material to be released in 11 years, since 2011’s Eclipse, and in addition to longtime keyboard player and primary lyricist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda, one more member was recruited for the upcoming album — bassist extraordinaire Randy Jackson, who had played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio.
In addition, the group and AEG have announced four exclusive Las Vegas show dates featuring special symphony orchestra performances at the new, state-of-the-art Resorts World Theatre. The shows are July 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd. Tickets for the special engagement are on sale now via Journey’s website.
The band is currently on its Freedom Tour 2022 with Toto. The diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are performing in 40 cities across North America with their catalog of global chart-topping hits.
- Together We Run
- Don’t Give Up On Us
- Still Believe In Love
- You Got The Best Of Me
- Live To Love Again
- The Way We Used To Be
- Come Away With Me
- After Glow
- Let It Rain
- Holdin On
- All Day and All Night
- Don’t Go
- United We Stand
- Life Rolls On
- Beautiful As You Are