Reimagined Journey cover reaches Top 6 at rock radio
√ New visual comes on the heels of sold-out stop at Royal Albert Hall
Rock outfit Daughtry and Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale unveiled the music video for their new single, "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," today. With a reimagining only powerhouse vocalists Chris Daughtry and Hale could muster, the pair keep the buzz rolling for their hit cover, currently sitting at No. 6 on Mediabase's Active Rock chart. The track debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' All Genres chart, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Journey's original release of the song on Jan. 5, 1983. True to its roots with an updated grit, the single has racked up millions of streams on YouTube and Spotify, earning praise from heavy-hitters like Variety, Billboard, Consequence, and American Songwriter, among others.
"This was an unexpected video in a lot of ways," Chris Daughtry admits. "I don’t think either of us, Lzzy or myself, were actually 'dressed' for a video shoot. We were basically just trying to get some b-roll to capture the studio experience of recording this track. But when we got the footage back, it was like, 'Well. … This looks way cooler than I expected, so … I guess we have a music video now?' Ha ha. It was the most low-key, low-pressure video I’ve ever done."
“There’s a magic that happens when you decide to do a project with people you've adored for years," Hale added. "We cultivated that chemistry into such a beautiful launch point, and 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)' is the result of that friendship. Thank you to everyone for giving this song wings, and thank you to the incredible Daughtry for inviting me to fly alongside!”
The visual comes hot on the heels of Daughtry's sold-out show at London's Royal Albert Hall last week, where the band surprised fans with a performance of the duet, bringing Hale onstage as a musical guest. Daughtry continues their “Dearly Beloved Tour” in the states and overseas, with tickets and more information available at daughtryofficial.com.
About Daughtry: Daughtry, one of the most visible and best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, has sold out concerts across the globe. Their debut album, the self-titled “Daughtry,” was the top-selling album of 2007 and was the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. It was also nominated for four Grammy Awards and won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Subsequent albums, “Leave This Town” (2009), “Break The Spell” (2011) and “Baptized” (2013) have all gone Platinum, with “Cage To Rattle” (2018) certified Gold. In 2021, Daughtry released their album “Dearly Beloved,” which marked a return to their rock roots and a return to the top of the rock charts with their singles “World On Fire,” “Heavy Is The Crown” and “Changes Are Coming,” each reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart. With their current single, "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" featuring Halestorm's Lzzy Hale continuing to climb with a No. 6 spot on Mediabase's Active Rock chart, the band continues their 2023 “Dearly Beloved Tour” with a recent sold-out stop at Royal Albert Hall. For dates and more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.
About Lzzy Hale: Not only does Lzzy Hale front record-breaking, Grammy Award-winning, Platinum-selling rock band Halestorm, but her voice also echoes throughout popular culture at large. Since co-founding the band in her teens, she has quietly cemented herself as a powerhouse vocalist, deft and dynamic guitarist, and influential force at the forefront of a faithful fanbase.
To date, the group’s catalog encompasses RIAA Platinum and Gold singles, in addition to streams in excess of 1 billion – all unprecedented accolades for modern rock. Their latest album, 2022's “Back From The Dead,” marked their sixth No. 1 at rock radio, and Associated Press said it would "be in the running for best hard rock/metal album of the year."
Prior to “Back From The Dead,” the band logged two back-to-back Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, namely “Into The Wild Life” (2015) and “Vicious” (2018), the latter of which earned the group its second Grammy nomination.
Halestorm scored their first nomination and win at the 2013 Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in recognition of “Love Bites (So Do I)”. The song smash affirmed the quartet’s place in the history books as “the first female-fronted band to hit No. 1 on the Active Rock radio charts.”
In addition to selling out headline shows worldwide, they've shared stages with the likes of Eric Church, Joan Jett, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and ZZ Top, to name a few. Simultaneously, some of the biggest names in rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic music have sought out Lzzy for high-profile collaborations. She's lent her voice to Lindsey Stirling’s Gold-certified crossover smash “Shatter Me,” in addition to joining forces with Machine Gun Kelly, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Evanescence, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Apocalyptica, Mark Morton of Lamb of God, The Hu, Shinedown, Stone Sour, and more for hard-hitting duets. Visit halestormrocks.com for more information.