STEVEN ADLER Guitarist MICHAEL THOMAS presents a video for the cover of the INFORMATION SOCIETY hit “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”
Michael Thomas (ex-Faster Pussycat, Beautiful Creatures, Engines Of Aggression), best known to rock fans as the lead guitarist for Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses) has released a new animated video with lyrics for “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)”, originally recorded by American new wave band Information Society.
Thomas wrote the track “Alive” which coincided with Adler’s New York Times best-selling autobiography, “My Appetite For Destruction.” The track made its world premiere on The Howard Stern Show and has been featured on ESPN, MTV and VH1 among others. In addition to his work with Adler, Thomas has collaborated with an array of artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to American Idol finalists and The Voice. This latest offering showcases its dynamic diversity between fighting instruments and vocals, breathing new life into the notable hit. “I’ve loved this song since I was a kid,” comments Thomas. “It has a timeless, light, 80s electric/pop vibe that I thought would be fun to reinvent with a heavier, more aggressive tone.”
Between recording and touring duties, Michael Thomas plans to release original music on the heels of this track. “When our shows were suspended last year, it gave me the opportunity to fall back into my creative space and realize how much I missed the cathartic process of writing music for myself,” recalls Thomas. “Sometimes you find yourself working for other artists and taking the time to focus on your personal selling points becomes blurred in the hustle and pushed aside. You must always remember to set them on the horizon and keep moving forward – unpredictably and desperately optimistic. Just like the song.