We Are Soldiers – Top 10 Song of the Year (Songwriter University)
What Is This Life For? – Winner – Song of the Month Contest (August ‘20) – Song Universe
Award-winning singer-songwriter, Michael Jones returns with his latest single, Melts Away, further evidence of his extraordinary lyrical skill and ability to conjure up earworms at will. As a published poet, Michael has long been determined to bring his talent to music and the reception has been overwhelming – the appetite for genuine songcraft has never been stronger and this is reflected by both critics and music fans alike, with awards for both We Are Soldiers and What is this Life For?, as well as radio play and rave reviews around the world. Melts Away looks to build on his reputation as a welcome addition to the pantheon of great singer-songwriters
“Melts Away is a song that challenges the overplayed notion that relationships are only “real” if one gives up all of themselves to the other person. This is a song about holding onto what is sacred and personal at the deepest human level. It’s about the core of you that makes you “you”, being the deepest source of each person’s unique magic. It is advice of an unconventional sort, that holds to the foundation of a firm and private self as the temple from which the ability to love another emanates”
Melts Away is taken from his forthcoming EP, American Poet Part II, another nod to the art he holds so sacred – his recently published book, The Enemy of Everything has been hugely-acclaimed. Following in the tradition of poets-turned-musician such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jim Morrison, Michael Jones is an acclaimed writer who now turns to music to cast his spells on audiences, combining a dark and brooding storytelling technique with lyrics and melodies which hit you smack in the face.
“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 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 also from Villanova University School of Law. His life has seen him as both a lawyer and an Internet CEO, having founded and built Pepperjam (www.pepperjam.com), which ultimately became an eBay acquisition.