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 + Tour Pass - Japanese - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2021 12:43)on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm
JOURNEY Raised On Radio (1986 Japanese 11-track LP, picture sleeve with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & top obi-strip with bonus 4" square laminated replica tour pass featuring the sleeve artwork. The sleeve is still in its custom stickered openshrink & the vinyl is near mint 28AP3177)
- Journey - Look Into The Future - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.56, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 15-Jun-2021 12:36)on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm
JOURNEY Look Into The Future (1982 UK issue of the 1976 UK 8-track vinyl LP on the CBS graduated orange label, 'Nice Price' stickered glossy top opening picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl is Excellent with just the odd light sign of play)
- Journey - Departure + obi & hype sticker - Japanese - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2021 11:33)on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm
JOURNEY Departure (1980 Japanese 12-track vinyl LP, housed in a deluxe picture sleeve complete with the illustrated inner, lyric insert & top card obi-strip. The packaging & the vinyl is Near Mint - still in the original open bag with the 'Super-5' hype sticker attached! 25AP1796)
- Journey - Frontiers - Japanese - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.40, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-May-2021 11:27)on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm
JOURNEY Frontiers (1983 Japanese 10-track LP with picture labels, housed in a deluxe picture sleeve complete with a full colour picture/lyric insert, a fold-out 4-page Japanese insert with a 'San Francisco Roots & Branches' family tree on the back plus the top cap obi-strip. The packaging & the vinyl is Near Mint - still in the open shrinkwrap with the 'Coming To Japan' hype sticker attached! 25AP2500)
- Journey - Greatest Hits - Remastered - 180g - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $41.39, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 17-Feb-2021 13:34)on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm
JOURNEY Greatest Hits (2011 UK/EU limited edition 16-track 2-LP double album, remastered and pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. Featuring the all-time classic Don't Stop Believin', plus Separate Ways, Faithfully, Open Arms and manymore. An excellent and thoroughly recommended collection. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve plus hype sticker, sealed from new)