Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain marks his latest solo venture with What God Wants to Hear, due Oct. 21 via Identity Records.
In a press release announcing the new LP — his eighth solo effort — Cain says reconnecting with his Christian faith was central to the creative process. “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,” he’s quoted as saying. “I’ve always been seeking out songs since I was young. 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.”
Recorded at Cain’s Nashville studio Addiction Sound, What God Wants to Hear marks his first solo release since 2006’s Where I Live. It also serves as a reunion of sorts with former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo.