*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*
The brand new memoir from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Road Beneath My Feet.
Taking 36 songs from his back catalogue, folk-punk icon Frank Turner explores his songwriting process. Find out the stories behind the songs forged in the hedonistic years of the mid-2000s North London scene, the ones perfected in Nashville studios, and everything in between. Some of these songs arrive fully-formed, as if they've always been there, some take graft and endless reworking to find 'the one'. In exploring them all, Turner reflects with eloquence, insight and self-deprecating wit on exactly what it is to be a songwriter.
From love songs and break-up songs to political calls-to-arms; songs composed alone in a hotel room or in soundcheck with the Sleeping Souls, this brilliantly written memoir - featuring exclusive photos of handwritten lyrics and more - is a must-have book for FT fans and anyone curious about how to write music.
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Essential reading for any Turner fan
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, learning about the sources of inspiration for all the songs I love (and a few I was unfamiliar with) and the process he used to write and arrange them.
The book is written in Frank’s unique style; emotionally charged, articulate, self-deprecating and funny, just like so many of his songs.
Some of the language used requires a knowledge of music theory, which was a bit over my head, but I still feel I got a lot from the book and it has inspired me to pick up my guitar more often than I was before.
An absolute must for any Frank Turner fan!