Rock and Roll Artist Sanjay Michael Devotedly Rocks Into Midnight
Singapore Rock and Roll Artist Sanjay Michael carries the torch of rock music, expressing it’s unrelenting, joyous energy to new audiences. Sanjay’s fist-pumping signature sound revolves around electrified blues and rock influences. Rock music is always alive in the hearts and minds of those who are devoted to its sacred lineage and power to inspire.
“Rock ‘n’ roll never left the party – it was just getting a drink at the bar!”
Sanjay’s new album “Rocking Into Midnight” is a modern rock and roll tour de force. On this new opus, Sanjay showcases his love for the greats and passion for evolving the beloved genre. Grooving with ample hooks and all heart, “Rocking Into Midnight” is a must-listen for rock and roll enthusiasts.
Sanjay opens up about the inspiration for the new album as well as his lifelong love of all things rock. This is an artist whose ‘can-do’ attitude and enthusiasm for his craft is contagious.
“I sought to recreate the kind of ‘monster’ albums 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. I worked with both the keys and the sonic textures of each song so that as you listen through, each new song is a pleasant surprise.
The use of tube amplifiers will distinguish this album from a lot of other rock offerings out there because a lot of artists want to use emulators or simulators to explore their palate. But for me the formula is set – a Les Paul through a 100w Marshall, just like the first time I heard Def Leppard’s Hysteria. So with this locked in, a lot of the creativity comes from playing with different techniques, using varying dynamics, and so on… When you’re committed to the sound, the foundation of the album is strong.
I know that rock and roll is not a popular offering in the current mass music market. I would say this means it has nowhere to go but up, but only if we rockers believe in it. The wall of sound from electric guitars is an experience like nothing else, so it can offer a powerful, uplifting, experience. And of course, the chorus, which is the starting point of the lyrics for me.
I did all the instruments and vocals myself, apart from the drums. Why? – Because it was hard getting other people out to the studio during the pandemic and because the more I decided to try, the more I found I could do!”
The album is out July 7th. Be sure to check out the most passionate rock and roll musician in Singapore!