Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain will release a Christmas album tomorrow.
Unsung Noel contains 10 seasonal songs written by Cain plus his takes on “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Light of the World,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “O Holy Night,” which he says is his mother’s favorite song.
Speaking to Billboard, Cain says, “I wanted to make an album that really celebrates the Nativity and the birth of Christ and the coming of Christ and the things I thought were missing on a lot of the Christian albums. I really studied it and went into the Bible and really got into the scripture part… I was fascinated with the Mary and Joseph thing, thinking they need a song, too, being part of this miraculous time in history. And this supernova star that showed up that astronomers can’t figure out why it was in the sky. All these things made it fun for me, and sort of provocative, being a rock and roll guy.”