Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain is releasing his third solo album, The Songs You Leave Behind, on June 8. The new 19-track album includes two new songs, five recordings never before released, and twelve more autobiographical songs selected by Cain as companion tracks for his first book and audiobook, "Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations," which became a Publisher's Weekly bestseller following its release May 1.
The album's title track, "The Songs You Leave Behind," is one of the new songs and speaks about one's legacy and is currently being premiere-streamed via Billboard, featuring guitar player Miles Schon who is the son of Journey guitarist Neal Schon. The second new song, "What Else Have I Missed," is dedicated to Cain's children and highlights the talents of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Gary Baker and legendary guitar player Dan Dugmore.
The never-before-released songs on the project include "Waitin' On The Wind," "Crossing The Great Divide," "Shine," "Mixed Blessings" and "The Day They Became Angels," with the latter song commemorating the tragic school fire in which 92 of Cain's grade school classmates died. Cain first performed the song during the standing-room-only Memorial Mass, 50th Anniversary of the fire at Holy Family Church in Chicago.
"The fire shook my faith as an eight-year-old child," remembers Cain, "but when I look back now, I see a thread of redemption. That tragedy forever changed fire codes around the world, saving countless others."
Several additional tracks on The Songs You Leave Behind have previously appeared on Cain's solo albums Anthology, and Back To The Innocence, but have been remastered for the new album at Cain's state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, Tenn., by producer and mixing engineer David Kalmusky, known for his work on multiple Platinum albums.