Singapore rock musician Sanjay Michael has returned with his ever-appropriately titled album Rocking Into Midnight. It’s an album that combines the best of classic rock with elements of the blues and flourishes very much of his own.

Take the opening track and self-titled single, “Rocking Into Midnight,” which turns back the clock to epic 70s rockers, emulating the likes of Thin Lizzy and AC/DC, as if it just missed the cutting room floor of the Dazed and Confused soundtrack.

Speaking on the track, Michael adds:

“I simply wanted a big, catchy song! The main riff came around as most of my songs do – from fooling around with my main songwriting guitar, a Yamaha acoustic that I keep handy in the living room… When I think I’m onto something sweet I just experiment around it until I get something I think will work. The solos were kept short and sweet here.

The lyrics are clearly a tribute to rock ‘n’ roll itself. The setting at midnight reminds me of when I first got my driver’s licence in Australia – I would hear out on a Saturday night with my friends in my mother’s yellow Ford Cortina, blasting out rock classics through the cassette player (not a very upmarket car!) with the windows down. We would of course stay out well past midnight!”

Enjoy a listen to Rocking Into Midnight now below.

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