Kristin Hersh 'The Future Of Songwriting' Book (*SIGNED*)
Pre-order. Due 22nd February.
Signed by the author.
Part of an exciting new series from Melville House UK, FUTURES, which will present imaginative future visions on a wide range of subjects, written by experts, academics, journalists and leading pop-culture figures.
Kristin Hersh is one of the most revered and respected songwriters of the last four decades, and regularly tours the UK with Throwing Muses, 50FootWave, and solo.
The first wave of the series, released in February 2024, will also contain The Future of War Crimes Justice, The Future of Trust and The Future of Wales.
Over a long, hot Christmas in Australia, Throwing Muses frontwoman and critically acclaimed solo artist Kristin Hersh considers her future as a songwriter. Is it possible to create music and not show off about it? How can artists establish and refine a following without becoming part of the commercial problem? And just how many times is it healthy to watch It's A Wonderful Life in three weeks?
In The Future of Songwriting, Hersh chooses to interrogate these questions through philosophical dialogue. From in-depth conversations with a comedian friend about the similarities between songs and jokes, via a fruitful visit to Sydney's 'bone museums', to a revelation from an acupuncturist in New Orleans, she delivers a fierce, funny and existential meditation on the art of the song – and its future.
Publisher: Melville House UK