- 29 Jul 22
Perry and Power worked together on an upcoming track for The High Kings.
Steve Perry – famed for his work as Journey's frontman during their most commercially successful period – has described Glen Power of Dublin band The Script as "one of my favourite drummers in one of my favourite bands."
Taking to Facebook yesterday evening, Perry shared Hot Press' recent interview with Power with his 356,000 followers.
"Glen Power is one of my favorite drummers in one of my favorite bands, The Script," the Journey legend wrote. "Little did I know that Glen was an amazing songwriter too. He sent me a song he had written for The High Kings and after hearing it, I immediately heard all sorts of vocal harmonies parts, so we worked on it together.
"Check out his interview, he’s a talented guy!"
Power and Perry recently teamed up on an upcoming song the Dublin musician wrote for The High Kings.
“Here’s a weird twist of fate,” Power told Hot Press. “Years ago, Steve Perry of Journey fame wanted me to play on something. That never came to pass, but we remained in touch and, when The Script were gigging in Los Angeles, I invited him to the show. He couldn’t make it, and asked, ‘What are you working on?’ I sent him the song I’d written for the High Kings about the White Lady of Kinsale. I don’t know if you know the legend, but it’s the true story of how a wedding resulted in the funerals of the bride, the groom and the bride’s father with all four taking place on the same day. It’s quite intense: she still haunts the place and has been regularly seen down through the years.”
The idea of writing a song about the White Lady, aka Wilful Warrender, had been percolating in Power's head for a while, when he experienced a ‘eureka!’moment.
“I was sitting in the bathtub in London,” he continued. “There was a party at the back of my house and I heard a melody, which I changed a bit and thought, ‘Oh, I know what that is. It’s the song I’ve been thinking about’. So I jumped up, went downstairs with my towel, pulled my guitar out, put the capo on the second fret and the chorus arrived.
"Getting back to Steve Perry – I send him this song and five days later he phones up saying, ‘Glen, can I ask a favour? Can I sing on this?’ His girlfriend, who’s Irish, knows the legend and explained it to him so, yeah, Steve Perry is singing alongside Darren on a High Kings song. He did all of his parts, harmonies and everything, in California and sent them to me. I was talking to Steve on the phone while I was mixing it, and he was demonstrating how they created the Journey sound. It was very, very surreal.”
Replying to Perry's post on Facebook, The High Kings remarked:
"You're the greatest Steve. Can't wait to let the world hear this."
Steve Perry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017.
Read the full interview with Glen Power here.