Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain globally released his fourth new solo album in as many years, More Like Jesus, on May 3 from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. As this iconic artist continues to press into his faith with inspired new music, the album is available now at digital retailers and streaming outlets internationally.
Billboard broke the story around Cain’s anticipated, 15-song album and premiered the track “Kingdom Come Down” last month while Parade, the online destination for the most widely read magazine in America, premiere streams the album this week.
“Showcasing powerful vocals with big production and that signature Journey sound we all love, Jonathan Cain’s new album, More Like Jesus, is a celebration!” exclaims Parade contributor Laura B. Whitmore. “…Chock full of upbeat testimony underlined by sincerely catchy lyrical hooks and moving spiritual explorations, More Like Jesus is a triumphant collection of what are sure to become worship favorites.”
The debut single, title track and first lyric video from More Like Jesus was immediately dubbed a “Hot Track” by iTunes when it released and was added to multiple Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday Christian.
“I think the bouncy beat and hooky melodies of ‘More Like Jesus’ deliver a deeper, more urgent lyrical message; something we could all use in this world we live in; to prepare in our hearts to become more like Jesus,” says Cain in Parade’s premiere. “He taught tolerance, forgiveness, acceptance, kindness and love and so much more - emotions our world seems to have forgotten. Maybe some that hear the song will consider following His paths of living life.”
The boldness of this song set a tone for the new album. Cain wrote most of the More Like Jesus songs while he was on a 58-city arena/stadium tour with his Journey bandmates that played to over one million people last year, and recorded them while on break from the tour at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville.
“When I listen to this music,” continues Cain, “I believe God has taken me to a deeper level on this album in scripture and in my own testimony and walk with Christ. Certainly, becoming a worship leader and having a place to perform my music in church in front of the congregation at New Destiny Christian Center has fueled my creativity.”
In addition to the aforementioned songs, tracks like “Now Unto Him,” “Tell Your Mountain” and “Unleashed” have already become worship favorites at New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, FL, where he leads worship and his wife, Paula White, is the Senior Pastor. Cain’s “Beautiful In Every Way” was written as a tribute to his wife and a salute to all woman in their walk with Christ.
Leading the new music this week at White’s Unleashed Conference that began yesterday (May 2), More Like Jesus further includes “Remove Every Veil,” which was originally a bonus track from the acclaimed album What God Wants To Hear, and “Better Man” and “Take These Ashes” from Cain’s Billboard, AllMusic and CCM Magazine featured The Songs You Leave Behind released last year.
Writing/co-writing some of the biggest rock songs in history, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the No. 1 digital catalog rock song, as well as mega hits such as “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now” and many more, Cain also released his Rolling Stone-lauded, Publishers Weekly-bestselling book, Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations. In this memoir, Cain shares his remarkable story as well as behind-the-scenes details of his decades-long career with one of America’s favorite rock bands.
Performing at the recent NCAA Final Four tournament and giving away his new, college basketball inspired song, “What It Takes To Win,” at http://jonathancainmusic.com/what-it-takes-to-win/, Cain has further become a sought-after speaker. Featured recently at the Prestonwood Men's Conference in Plano, TX alongside MLB World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry, he was additionally featured along with men like Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield at the Better Man Event held last month at the UCF CFE Arena in Orlando, FL.