Journey Details New Album ‘Freedom’ & Shares Single

Listen to the lead single, "You Got The Best Of Me."

By Nate Todd Apr 26, 2022 8:53 am PDT

Journey announced a new album, Freedom, due out via BMG on July 8. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers also shared the single, “You Got The Best Of Me.”

The 15-track Freedom marks Journey’s first album of new original music in 11 years since 2011’s Eclipse. Much of the material on the new LP grew out of the pandemic with founding member, guitarist, songwriter and producer Neal Schon working in his home studio.

“During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do,” he said. “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.”

The personnel for Freedom included longtime keyboardist and primary lyricist Jonathan Cain as well as vocalist Arnel Pineda. Schon also welcomed back renowned musician and bassist Randy Jackson who played on the 1986 Journey LP Raised on Radio.

Additionally, Schon detailed the single, “You Got The Best Of Me.” “I wanted kind of a punky rendition of ‘Any Way You Want It,’” Schon revealed. “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.”

Stream “You Got The Best Of Me” below:

Freedom Tracklist

  1. Together We Run
  2. Don’t Give Up On Us
  3. Still Believe In Love
  4. You Got The Best Of Me
  5. Live To Love Again
  6. The Way We Used To Be
  7. Come Away With Me
  8. After Glow
  9. Let It Rain
  10. Holdin On
  11. All Day and All Night
  12. Don’t Go
  13. United We Stand
  14. Life Rolls On
  15. Beautiful As You Are

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