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Journey Releases ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’: Look + Listen

Appearing on the band’s 15th studio album Freedom, on Tuesday (6.07), Journey released their newest single, “Don’t Give Up On Us.”

Melding their signature rock stamp with sharp synths and a plea for forgiveness, about the single guitarist and Journey founder Neal Schon said “It is a very melodic song.” “It’s soulful, coming more from that R&B place and a little more Motown sounding but it definitely rocks. I feel like it’s got Journey all over it.”

Journey’s first full-length studio album in 11 years, “Don’t Give Up On Us” follows prior singles “Let It Rain” and “You Got The Best Of Me” and the 15-track collection marks the band’s third with Arnel Pineda as frontman, their first with bassist Randy Jackson and their first album since parting ways with founding bassist Ross Valory and longtime drummer Steve Smith.

In a statement about the band, last year Pineda told Rolling Stone “We had a real bond that nobody can deny.” “When the first day came that Steve Smith went back, I could feel that he was trying to feel everything out and observe. When he got the good vibe again, we clicked. Four years with him was very special. And 11 years with Ross was amazing. I cannot ask for anything more. Those friendships I’ll take with me until the end of time.”

Pineda told Rolling Stone last year.

Author: Al Denté

Photo: Matt Becker