Journey have released their first new music in 10 years, emotional new single The Way We Used To Be.
The single is the first new music from the new-look band, following the exit of long-time bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith. Smith and Valory were sacked from Journey last year following claims that they had attempted to stage a “corporate coup d’état” to gain control of one of the band’s business entities, Nightmare Productions.
The band’s new line-up features American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass, drummer Narada Michael Walden and keyboardist Jason Derlatka, alongside vocalist Arnel Pineda, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and founding guitarist Neal Schon.
“[This song] came out of one of the many loops I’d written while the long downtime continued with the pandemic we all had to deal with,” Schon said in a statement. “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,’” Schon continues. “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.”
July 29 as a warm up for their headline appearance at Lollapalooza.
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- Journey - Raised On Radio - Promo stickered - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $21.78, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jan-2023 12:26)on February 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm
JOURNEY Raised On Radio (1986 UK 11-track vinyl LP, housed in a promotional stickered picture sleeve with lyric inner CBS26902)
- Journey - Raised On Radio - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.15, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jan-2023 14:46)on February 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm
JOURNEY Raised On Radio (1986 UK 11-track vinyl LP, complete with illustrated lyric inner and glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor general wear, and the vinyl has only little signs of play CBS26902)
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin' + Insert - UK - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $42.35, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Nov-2022 12:01)on February 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm
JOURNEY Don't Stop Believin' (1982 UK limited edition 12" Picture Disc single, also including The Journey Story (An Audio Biography), within a clear PVC sleeve complete with backing insert A111728)
- Journey - Look Into The Future - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.15, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Nov-2022 10:48)on February 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm
JOURNEY Look Into The Future (1976 UK 8-track graduated orange label LP, including On A Saturday Night & Midnight Dreamer. The picture sleeve, which opens from the top, shows only light signs of its age & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play CBS69203)
- Journey - Next - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.15, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2022 14:15)on February 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm
JOURNEY Next (Original 1977 UK sunburst CBS label 8-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play S81554)