ARNEL PINEDA (Journey) – Sounds Of Christmas (2015)
While Journey / Neal Schon are in a hiatus, vocalist ARNEL PINEDA is full on dedicated to his solo career and has signed a multi-record deal with Imagen Records, with his full-length debut due out in 2016. Meanwhile, Pineda has released “Sounds Of Christmas“, a 4-track seasonal EP.
The release is comprised of four tracks, the well known holiday tunes “This Christmas,” “Christmas Day,” “Christmas Time,” and “Jingle Bells”.
Pineda’s version of “This Christmas” is currently being serviced to Holiday & Hot AC Commercial Radio and featured on Retail Radio for the month of December (resulting in being heard in over 8,000 stores nationwide). Additionally, Arnel is the “featured artist” and highlighted Holiday single on All Access.
Arnel also offered the following message – “I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to sign with Imagen Records for my solo projects such as my new Christmas record out now, and my full length solo album coming out next in 2016, and of course, be able to work with such amazing crew and management.
To all the Journey fans, thank you for all your love and support to me and our whole band, looking forward to Journey’s tour next year. God bless everyone – Merry Christmas”
Listening “Sounds Of Christmas” I was really surprised.
These are not just ‘another’ boring take on those holiday classics. Arned Pineda has arranged all the tracks with a melodic rock heart, and the recordings are obviously multi-track crafted. This means you have a rich ‘layered’ sound, a true big budget production.
Just listen “Christmas Time”, it sounds like a ‘lost’ Journey track!
1 – This Christmas
2 – Christmas Day
3 – Christmas Time
4 – Jingle Bells
BUY IT !