American rock band Journey’s current lead vocalist Arnel Pineda has recently collaborated with Japanese rock band One Ok Rock’s Taka.

According to the former, the partnership was meant to “honor” the legacy of Journey’s “Escape” album released in 1981, and to give tribute to lead guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, drummer Steve Smith, bassist Ross Valory, and former lead vocalist Steve Perry.

2020 09 15 - WATCH: Arnel Pineda sings ‘Open Arms’ to ‘honor’ Journey’s legacy
Arnel Pineda and Taka (Instagram)

“Me and my one of a kind & extra exceptional buddy rocker of the amazing band #OneOkRock #Taka decided to jam this song #OpenArms,” Arnel wrote on Instagram along with a video of them rendering the said track. “Hope you’ll enjoy it folks…and thank you in advance if you ever find yourselves listening and watching it for awhile…”

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GOOD DAY folks..to honor the #legacy of #JOURNEY 's #ESCAPEalbum ,specifically #NealSchon #Jonathan Cain #StevePerry #RossValory #SteveSmith…me and my one of a kind & extra exceptional buddy rocker of the amazing band @oneokrockofficial #OneOkRock #Taka @10969taka decided to jam this song #OpenArms hope you'll enjoy it folks..and thank you in advance if you ever find yourselves listening and watching it for awhile.. WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF OWNING NOR INFRINGE THE COPYRIGHT OF THIS SONG.. ROCK ON BROTHERS AND SISTERS! Journey – Open Arms [Cover by Arnel (Journey) & Taka (ONE OK ROCK)] Performed by Arnel Pineda (Journey) Taka (ONE OK ROCK) Recording: Naoki Itai (MUSIC FOR MUSIC) Mixing: Tom Lord-Alge Piano: Tempei Nakamura Film Production: Naoto Amazutsumi

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Taka also shared the news on his own Instagram account, while expressing his gratefulness to work with Arnel.

“Thank you Arnel for inviting me to do this cover with you, it was an awesome experience,” he said.

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