Journey's Jonathan Cain to Release Solo Album "What God Wants to Hear"

via Press Release

Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Journey, co-writer of the number 1 digital catalog song in history, Don't Stop Believin', as well as writer of Faithfully and co-writer of Who's Crying Now, Open Arms and many more international hit songs, will release his solo album, What God Wants to Hear, October 21 on Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution.

"Only God can take a mess and turn it into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into victory," says Cain, describing the heart behind the album's music.

Cain, who continues to tour the world with Journey, crafted his new solo album from his personal faith-journey that started in Chicago when, at a young age, he wanted to be a priest. His faith was challenged after he survived a horrific fire in third grade at his school, Our Lady of the Angels School, where 92 of his fellow students along with three nuns died that day. Cain found healing and redemption in music, and his long "journey" eventually led him back to the seminal faith of his youth.

Cain's return to his faith coincided with discovering love and healing through Paula White, senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, whom he married in April 2015. Leading worship at his wife's annual women's conference, Cain found a new joy in his music. "I never heard him sing like this," says White. "Something had shifted in him."

"I've always been seeking out songs since I was young," Cain shares. "I never had any idea how rich the Bible was with imagery. I got lost in it. It feels like I'm just starting to believe again."

What God Wants to Hear, was recorded at Addiction Sound, Cain's state-of-the-art studio in Nashville.

In 1976 Jonathan Cain released his first solo record, Windy City Breakdown. In 1979 he joined the band, The Babys, and in 1980 joined Journey, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Cain's signature piano, synth playing, and songwriting contributions with Journey, The Babys, and Bad English have earned him many Billboard hits, multiple gold, platinum, and Diamond-selling records, a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes' history (Don't Stop Believin').

The track list:
  • Deeper Than Deep
  • Bold In Prayer
  • Rush Into Me
  • Have Your Way With Us
  • In Your Waters
  • What God Wants To Hear
  • Sanctify Segue
  • Sanctify
  • Fall Into You
  • This House
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • Why I Breathe
  • Because The Blood

1 comment

Bruce Moeller said...

Hi Jonathan. I like the story....and was completely unaware of the early tragedy in your youth. I'm glad to her you're writing about faith-based messages. I used to work with Steve and Gerry years ago, and we met a few times. Hope your Journey continues on an upward trend.

Be well

Bruce

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