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The Effect releases new version of Journey song featuring Steve Perry

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The Effect releases new version of Journey song featuring Steve Perry

The singer Steve Perry decided to leave Journey in the late 90s and really retired from music after that, only returning in 2018 with the release of his solo album “Traces”. But now, the musician recorded a new version for a Journey song with the band The Effect, which is formed by Trevor Lukather (Steve Lukather’s son), Nic Collins (Phil Collins’ son) and Emmett Lee Stang.


They re-recorded the song “It Could Have Been You”, first released on Journey’s 1986 album “Raised On Radio” and now the track is available. In an official statement, Perry talked about the new version, saying: “In 1986 the Journey ‘Raised on Radio’ record was released and  it was a song I’ve always felt was a diamond in the rough. I’ve known Trevor Lukather since he was 9 years old and he is a very gifted musician.”

“One day we were talking about his new band, The Effect… He surprisingly mentioned ‘It Could Have Been You’ is one of his favorite tracks from that record, I told him I felt the same. I then said, why don’t you record it? He asked if I would sing on it if they did, I said… ‘Of course my most precious!'”

“I must say, singing on their powerful track brought out a vocal experience in me from years ago ! So now… Releasing on May 7th on all social’s and streaming is a very powerful reimagined version of,
‘It Could Have Been You’ by… The Effect. Have a listen!”

Hear the The Effect feat. Steve Perry version for “It Could Have Been You”

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