Sanjay Michael is a singer / songwriter from Singapore and Rocking Into Midnight is his latest album, released on 07/07/2023.
Sanjay believes that rock music is always in the hearts and minds of those who believe in it and, as such, is doing what he can to carry the rock n roll torch, as can be seen from this appropriately named album. He says, “I sought to create the kind of monster album that I listened to when I was younger – a large collection of hit singles that were carefully curated and arranged so that the album was a journey in itself.”
With a foundation in classic rock, this album spreads out into indie rock, rock n roll and even the blues, creating a sound that is unique to him.
Kicking off with the title track, Rocking Into Midnight, a fist-pumping anthem of a track, this album shows the listener what it is all about right from the off, and that is full-on rock and roll!
Sanjay played all the instruments, except the drums, himself, as well as providing the vocals, because the more he decided to try, the more he found he could do, proving him to be a very talented musician indeed.
The guitar work on the album ranges from acoustic strumming with country rock undertones, to totally in your face classic rock riffs, and the solos are certainly ones that will send shivers down your spine. With a wall of sound coming from the electric guitars this really is an electrifying and uplifting album to listen to.
The rest of the music is strong and powerful, with pounding drums and meaty basslines and this really is the driving force behind the album.
The vocals are classic rock in style, strong yet with a nostalgic feel to them. Accompanied by layered backups, there really is a great depth to each and every song and this really keeps the listener engaged.
Although there are ten tracks on this album, each one is completely different to the previous and this really keeps the album moving. At just over fifty-two minutes in length, this is an album that can drag you away from the stresses and pressures of real life with an “unrelenting, joyous energy.”
The album is upbeat, melodic and will have you dancing around the living room by the time the first song has finished! A great way to spend just under an hour.
1) Rocking Into Midnight
2) Rattlesnake Shuffle
3) Fly Away
4) Rockin’ Machine
5) Vampire Girl
7) Should Have Never Let You Go
8) It’s Just Business
9) Friday Night Drinks
10) City Blues
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