Award-winning poet and song-writer Michael Jones has released a new single, The Crossroads, ahead of his upcoming EP.
“These epic and changing times have brought humanity to The Crossroads. The symbolism of Robert Johnson, trading his soul for the gift of music, is woven into the heart of American folklore. We can all sense that 2020 is a transitional historical moment. Thechoices we make now may very well determine the fate of our collective human soul. It is from this idea that I wrote The Crossroads”. – Michael Jones
listen to the single here:
‘The Crossroads’ in just one of the stand-out tracks from his forthcoming EP, American Poet Part II, joining his previous radio hits, Melts Away and Real.
Another nod to the art he holds so sacred – his recently published book, The Enemy of Everything has also been hugely-acclaimed.
His book can be bought and read here:
Michael captures the sound of classic singer songwriters from the 60s, in particular Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson. In taking influence from his legendary musical counterparts, Michael Jones is reawakening one of American music’s most unique historical threads. Following in the tradition of poets-turned-musicians, the artist is an acclaimed writer who has successfully looked to music to cast his spells on audiences, and ‘The Crossroads’ does exactly that.
“Real poetry is a revolution that can wear many faces. A revolution in language and ideas that can re-order and enlighten the senses. When the right poetic language meets the right musical sound there is magic. Nothing can find its way to the core of the human spirit like a great song, and in modern times, this magic is few and far between. American Poet is about finding that soul and depth, that is too often lost in modern music and seeking listeners who want to connect to songs on a deeper level”. – Michael Jones
Jones was born and raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania and studied literature at Bristol University in the UK before graduating from Villanova with a BA in Literature and with a Law degree.
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