Why ‘Stone In Love’ Was One Of Journey’s Most Underrated Songs
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At the peak of Journey’s career, the world has witnessed their greatness, and the stability of the band’s dynamic boosted their career even more to the highest point. Journey’s seventh album Escape yielded the most unforgettable songs that the band has produced throughout their entire career. the AOR gods blessed us with “Open Arms”, “Who’s Crying Now”, “Still They Ride”, and of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’” inside. The album was the most successful studio album of all time, and perhaps the band’s greatest as well.
But one song, in particular, was left out of dialog when it comes to chart-topping discussions. “Stone of Love”, might’ve been an incredible song for some, but the attention it received was criminally underrated.
“Stone of Love” was born out of Neal Schon’s ability to compose music, with Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry providing lyrics to the song. It was a hallelujah moment for the trio. As Schon worked on the song’s lethal touch of rock, Perry and Cain brought nostalgia to the table, making you reminisce the moment you laid eyes on someone you love during the summertime. The soaring high vocals of Steve and Neal’s fortuitous skill to make any track be remembered as quintessential, together, it’s a win-win.
It was “Stone In Love” that set the mood for Escape’s impact on the audience and the reason why it’s a classic rock staple. It may not be as fancy as the other Journey songs, but forever it will remain as an instant fan favorite.