A mere fifty five years after Barry McGuire captured the zeitgeist of America with his iconic track, “Eve of Destruction”, poet and musician, Michael Jones is to imminently release a scarcely more appropriate companion piece. “This is the Night” sees the Earth on the drink of social and environmental suicide, with Jones applying both his skills as a poet and a musician to bring to life not just the frayed tensions but also the celebratory revelry which sees Humanity reaching for the opportunity to rebuild from the ashes. There’s quite a lot you can squeeze into 4 minutes.
“This is the Night” is Michael Jones’ debut release and is not what you’d describe as a tentative toe in the bathwater. With sage nods to The Doors’ “People are Strange”, the drowsy rock of Echo & The Bunnymen and some of Pink Floyd’s later work, it’s a sprawling work which, before you know it, has somehow incorporated a choir and some stadium “woo-ooh-ooh’s”.
Produced by Adrian Zagoritis, 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 https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Everything-Michael-Jones/dp/1647646081