RELEASE DATE – October 29, 2021
Contact: Jean Morrison (858) 405-7125
(San Diego, CA) – October 29, 2021
Alt-Rock Singer-Songwriter, Jean Morrison’s latest release is a revived radio-edit version of his 2008 single, “Chaos Theory”. The song was recently remastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin Remastering Engineer) and previously produced by iconic guitarist Dave Birch (guitarist on the original 1979 smash hit, “Video Killed The Radio Star”). Birch also mixed, engineered and adds some grit to the track with his signature Les Paul tones. A longer interpretation of “Chaos Theory” exists but has only ever been heard by a few people in Morrison’s former home country of South Africa, when it was originally released on his critically acclaimed EP, “FAWE” back in 2008.
South African national newspaper, The Citizen, described Morrison as a “considerable writing talent” and his music as having “convincing clarity”. People Magazine once said “His music will leave you with a smile”. Morrison also toured South Africa nationally in 2009 with one of the countries biggest rock acts at the time, “Stealing Love Jones”. “Neo-Acoustic Romanticised Ballroom Rock” is how Jean describes the genre of “Chaos Theory”. It inspires a blend of old and new with how the classical waltz time signature props up the crisp, almost hypnotic vocals for the first half then builds into a cinematic and more abrasive second chorus. This is then stopped dead in its tracks by a half timed middle eight section that aptly seems to paint the symmetrical shape of a butterfly’s wings in your mind.
So why has Jean re-released this single now? He responded “The song is about how one decision, even the smallest one, can lead to a chain of events that could ultimately change the course of our lives and the planet forever, also known as The Butterfly Effect.” He goes on to say: “It’s the flutter of a butterfly’s wings that turns into the tsunami. It’s that passing thought that leads to a revelation in technology that changes how we live the rest of our lives. On the flip side, we’ve seen this very concept play out through the course of 2020/21. Recently, I’ve experienced paralysing regret with things I could and should have done to prevent the death of my father two years ago. So for me, Chaos Theory has been a massive part of my life lately and I feel as though I now have a responsibility to spread the hyperconsciousness of this phenomenon. This way we will know how real and powerful it is in all of our lives. Sure, there are things we just cannot control but if we’re just a little more aware about the everyday things we do in our lives, from a single thought or feeling to a decision I made by not calling my father just a few days before he had a fatal heart attack and the impact that this seemingly tiny decision at the time can have on the rest of your life. So my tiny passing thought was — Maybe by re-releasing Chaos Theory, I can start my own little flutter that can potentially lead to a whole swarm of flutters, that’ll then create ripples that could ultimately lead to a typhoon of positive change half way round the world — you just never know”.
The self-reflective single, “Chaos Theory”, by Jean Morrison is out now on all streaming platforms. The official music video is also available on Youtube.