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 - Infinity - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 25-Sep-2022 09:50)on October 3, 2022 at 12:14 pm
JOURNEY Infinity (1978 UK 10-track LP, complete with the lyric insert. The picture sleeve shows light shelf wear scuffing & is otherwise Excellent with a gold 'Not For Sale' stamp on the back for review ahead of release. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play)
- Journey - Next - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2022 14:15)on October 3, 2022 at 12:14 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)
- Journey - Raised On Radio - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 14-Sep-2022 11:00)on October 3, 2022 at 12:14 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 - In The Beginning - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2022 15:49)on October 3, 2022 at 12:14 pm
JOURNEY In The Beginning (1979 UK CBS label 14-track 2-LP vinyl set compiling early recordings originally issued between 1975 and '77, glossy full colour gatefold picture sleeve .The sleeve shows some paperloss at the spine and sticker removalring to the front whilst the vinyl shows little sign of play CBS2073)
- Journey - Departure - Red Label - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Mar-2022 08:25)on October 3, 2022 at 12:14 pm
JOURNEY Departure (1980 UK 12-track vinyl LP on the red CBS label, including the singles Good Morning Girl, Stay Awhile, Walks Like A Lady and Any Way You Want It, picture sleeve. The sleeve has some creasing and edgewear but otherwise remains in excellent confition, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play CBS32714)