We have found the latest poet turned musician for you in the form of Michael Jones and his debut single ‘This in the Night’. From the ominous vocal which opens the song, through to its ever-building fiery fury and eventual almost quasi-religious sing-along climax, This is the Night is a monumental opening statement from an artist who marries thought-provoking poetry with stirring and emotion-packed rock music.
Looking to follow in the footsteps of the great poets-turned-musicians such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jim Morrison, Michael is now turning to music to cast his spells on new audiences, combining a dark and brooding storytelling technique with lyrics and melodies which hit you smack in the face.
If you’re an Echo & the bunnymen, Nick Cave or Pink Floyd fan then you should definitely give Michael a listen as he looks to make his mark in the music industry. When speaking about his debut single, 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”.
A message which resonates so deeply with us in today’s world written by a man who is such a master with his words. ‘This is the Night’ is the first glimpse at his forthcoming three-track EP to be entitled ‘American Poet’ and comes in the wake of his hugely-acclaimed book of poetry, ‘The Enemy of Everything’, which you can grab on Amazon here.
So, take a moment to sit through and listen to Michael’s work and reflect as we eagerly await the release of ‘This is the Night’.