Neal Schon has gone on recording saying Journey have over 30 songs for their upcoming album.
He told college radio stations WMSC and WNUW, "Some of 'em are unmistakably Journey without sounding like another song that we have; it just sounds like a new version of the band, because we do have a new rhythm section. It's ballistic."
Schon also said there’s plenty of guitar in the mix. He added, "I'm just kind of unleashing on this record -- like I do a lot live, but sometimes hold back in the studio. I don't think it's OD-ing on the guitar at all and going overboard, but I like to check out the times and where I see music going.”
He also said, "I usually have a pretty good gut instinct about it, and I feel like the late '60s, the time and era of early Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart, and Zeppelin when they first came out, Jimi Hendrix, Cream...that whole era, there's a lot of younger kids out there, younger generation, that never got to experience that era. So I'm feeling like that is the era that I grew up in and that's what I truly love doing and the type of music I love playing, so I'm going more there and I'm writing for that, to be able to do that on stage.“
Journey released one single from the new recordings already, “The Way We Used to Be.” Schon said he hopes fans will get to hear more soon.
He said, "I believe that if we do not release this year, then we'll probably follow with another couple of singles to keep people going and get them excited about the whole album. But the whole album, there's not a filler on the record; that's what I can tell you... I think this could be the next Escape... And I think that's a bold statement, but but honest to God, I feel like it's that good."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]