Journey has finally released new details about their upcoming studio album, their first since 2011’s Eclipse.

Guitarist Neal Schon shared via Instagram the album’s title — Freedom — and its track listing, which he described as “loaded.”

Included with the 15 tracks on the album is “The Way We Used To Be,” which was first released in June 2021. At the time, Schon said of the song to Rolling Stone, “[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. 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.”

He continued, “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!'”


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