Poet-turned-musician Michael Jones is set to release his debut single imminently which addresses the division of the world today and sees the old order buckling, with humanity joining together to take the chance to construct a new world which is inclusive of all – a very powerful and moving message in today’s society.
Following the success of his poetry writing, Michael has turned to music and his new single ‘This is the Night’ is the first track from his upcoming three-song EP, ‘American Poet’. It is a monumental opening statement from an artist who combines thought-provoking poetry with stirring and emotional rock music.
When speaking about the meaning behind his debut single and with particular relevance to today’s society Michael said.. “Perhaps all this boils down to its zenith with one shared summer night when race, sex, religion and sex are stripped of their meaning; when humanity, drawing on its instincts and intellect, surges as “One” to tear down this prison of reality, money, hate, racism and psychological slavery.To survive is to win freedom and the chance for a new Utopia. To lose is to fade from collective existence”.
As Michael looks to follow in the tradition of successful poets-turned-musicians such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jim Morrison, he is ready to cast his spell on new audiences with his dark and brooding storytelling technique transferred into life-like lyrics and rock melodies. From the ominous vocal which opens the song, through to its ever-building fiery fury and eventual almost quasi-religious sing-along climax, ‘The is the Night’ is the rock track we all need to listen to this summer.
For a further look at Micahel’s way with words, order his book of Poetry, ‘The Enemy of Everything’ on Amazon here.