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NEW MUSIC: JOURNEY | YOU GOT THE BEST OF ME + ANNOUNCE NEW LP "FREEDOM"

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Journey is on its way back with new music this year, and they've just dropped a new song from the forthcoming "Freedom" album titled "You Got the Best of Me." The new album "Freedom" will arrive on July 8 and will be the band’s sixteenth studio album – and arrive over a decade since the 2011 release of "Eclipse." For Journey fans, patience has paid off. After a 2020 conflict that saw Steve Smith and Ross Valory fired from the group, the revised lineup started working on the band's first record since 2011's "Eclipse" album. The band debuted the song "The Way We Used to Be" last June, and now they're finally dropping a second track from the upcoming release. For longtime band fans, "You Got the Best of Me" should feel like a natural addition to the catalogue. Opening with Jonathan Cain's synthy keyboards, the track is eventually fleshed out with a catchy drum beat from Narada Michael Walden and some meaty guitar work from Neal Schon, all accentuated by Arnel Pineda's soaring vocal leading to a triumphant and uplifting Journey song. The track also includes bass work from Randy Jackson holding things down, while Cain's piano pieces stand out as the song kicks in. Schon recently shared the tracklisting via his socials, the band has ramped up their promotional efforts, and they are currently on the road with Toto for a spring run. They'll next perform on Wednesday (April 27) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, with dates now booked through May 16 in Quebec City, Quebec.