Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain globally released his first solo single of 2021, "Oh Lord Lead Us" from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The single and companion video that premiered this weekend from Ultimate Classic Rock are from Cain's upcoming and sixth solo album and continues this iconic artist's offerings of faith-inspired new music.
Produced by Cain, mixed by David Kalmusky, mastered by GRAMMY Award-winning Adam Ayan, and featuring Journey background vocalist Jason Derlatka lifting the chorus into the stratosphere, "Oh Lord Lead Us" was recorded at Cain's state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville with select parts done remotely due to the pandemic.
Leading worship weekly at his church, City Of Destiny, where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is the Senior Pastor, Cain was looking for a song to engage the congregation in the New Year. Taking a cue from 1 Chronicles 16:11, he began crafting the prayerful new single.
"Coming out of the COVID lockdown, I wanted to make a statement musically," says Cain. "Being beaten down, closed up, and with churches shuttered by the quarantine lockdowns, it seemed to me that we needed to make ourselves brand new again. We needed something with a little joy in it. COVID was mentally really tough for a lot of people."
With more solo music to be announced soon, Cain also ramps up 2021 with new music and a tour with his Journey bandmates, including a headline slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 31. He is also the host of the "Anchored" podcast, sharing his heart on topics of faith, family, marriage, manhood, and music. He is also featured on his wife's television shows Paula Today and Faithfully seen on the Life Network For Women and Daystar Television.
Along with the new music, Cain has released five solo albums over the last several years, including his 2019 release More Like Jesus that Parade calls a "triumphant new album." The solo recordings follow a long line of hits that bear this iconic artist's signature. As a member of Journey, Cain has written or co-written such massive radio hits as the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes history, "Don't Stop Believin," "Who's Crying Now," and many more.
You can listen to Jonathan Cain's new single "Oh Lord Lead Us" now by clicking here.