Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain releases Christmas Is Love (Nov. 4) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The EP is available now at digital and streaming outlets everywhere.
Produced and written by Cain with all but one track recorded, mixed and mastered at Addiction Sound Studios by David Kalmusky (Justin Bieber, The Fray, Keith Urban), Christmas Is Love is a five-song holiday offering bearing this legendary musician’s signature. Familiar, yet unconventional, the EP paints a musical palette highlighting the remarkable story of the birth of Jesus in the opening track, “Hope Was Born,” and marvels at the miracle in “Who Is This Child” while underscoring the core message in the title track.
“Christmas is love. It is that simple,” shares Cain, as the EP highlights the artist’s brilliant keyboard work along with his dynamic vocals that have been forged through six solo albums since 2016 and as a worship leader at City Of Destiny Church in Apopka, FL where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is pastor.
“I enjoy celebrating Christmas every year,” says Cain, who remembers the joy of singing carols at home with his family growing up. “What went down in the desert at Bethlehem, it’s such a monumental miracle that shouldn’t be taken for granted. It was a game changer.”
Christmas Is Love is rounded out by Cain’s Top 5 Christmas radio hit “Wonder of Wonders,” which first released in 2019 and features GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait, and “Behold,” a song never before released but featured on Cain’s “Wonder Of Wonders Christmas Concert” from City Of Destiny last year.
Leading the new music, as well as hits from his Billboard-premiered album Unsung Noel (2017), Cain will again host a Christmas Concert from his church Dec. 18. He will also debut new music from Christmas Is Love live during his wife’s annual Unleashed Conference to take place at City Of Destiny Oct. 20 - 22.
Earlier this year, Cain released his acclaimed solo studio album, Arise. Resonating with joy and a profound sense of God’s power and grace, the recording is a beautifully crafted, musical invitation to prayer, renewal, commitment and revival. This iconic artist’s sixth faith-inspired, full-length project since 2016, the album features the American Songwriter and The 700 Club-featured single "Oh Lord Lead Us" that became Cain’s biggest solo hit to date.
Along with his solo music, Cain wrote and recorded new music with his band Journey, releasing Freedom July 8. The band’s first album of all new songs in over a decade, Journey’s Cain has written or co-written such massive radio hits as “Faithfully,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes’ history, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”