Journey Shares “United We Stand,” New Album ‘Freedom’ Arrives July 8 (Pre-Order)

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Journey has been gearing up for the release of its new album, Freedom, which lands on streaming platforms and CD/vinyl this coming Friday, July 8.

The fifth and final pre-release track shared by band leader/guitarist Neal Schon and his colleagues, “United We Stand,” showed up on streaming services on Monday — July 4, appropriately enough:

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The previously debuted songs from Freedom include “Let It Rain”:

“You Got the Best of Me”:

“Don’t Give Up On Us”:

And “The Way We Used To Be”:

As you may imagine, much of the spark for Freedom came during the bleakest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the band was unable to tour and Schon was stuck at home.

“During the pandemic, there wasn’t much to do,” he says. “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 track listing:

Together We Run
Don’t Give Up On Us
Still Believe In Love
You Got The Best Of Me
Live To Love Again
The Way We Used To Be
Come Away With Me
After Glow
Let It Rain
Holdin On
All Day and All Night
Don’t Go
United We Stand
Life Rolls On
Beautiful As You Are

A bit about Schon’s band mates at this point in Journey’s storied career:

As the band’s legend continues to grow larger and their touring gets bigger, Freedom will be the first album of new material to be released in eleven years, since 2011’s Eclipse, and in addition to longtime keyboard player and primary lyricist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda, one more member was recruited for the upcoming album — bassist extraordinaire Randy Jackson, who had played on Journey’s 1986 album Raised on Radio.

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