Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley to Release His First Novel ‘Scale’
Many musicians over the years have also dabbled in literary pursuits and Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley is the latest to enter the fray. The rocker has penned his first novel 'Scale,' which will be released sometime in the winter of 2015/2016.
'Scale' is described as a semi-autobiographical novel, with publisher Rare Bird Books providing this synopsis of the book:
"Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray's best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs."
The synopsis continues, "'Scale' chronicles Ray Goldman’s journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it."
It concludes, "'Scale' is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts. Fans of pop culture, Americana, Punk Rock music, and Charles Bukowski’s 'Ham on Rye'...look out!"
Every Time I Die's latest album 'From Parts Unknown' was released in July. It debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The band is currently in the midst of a co-headlining tour with The Ghost Inside that wraps up Dec. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y.