Jude Rogers - The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives

Jude Rogers - The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives

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A book about how music shapes every emotional stage of our lives from one of the most high-profile female pop writers in the UK today.

THE SOUND OF BEING HUMAN explores, in detail, why music plays such a deep-rooted role in so many lives. At its heart is Jude's own story: how music helped her wrestle with the grief of losing her father at age five; concoct her own sense of self as a lonely adolescent; sky-rocket her relationships, both real and imagined, in the mad flushes of early womanhood, and propel her own journey into working life, adulthood and parenthood. Through memoir and scientific enquiry, this book shows how different songs shape different versions of ourselves; how we rely upon music for comfort, for epiphanies, for sexual and physical connection; how we grow with music and songs grow inside us and help us come to terms with grief and powerful memories. It is about music's power to help us tell our own stories, whatever they are, and make them sing.

Since 2005, Jude has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Times Saturday Review, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, MOJO, Q, NME, The Quietus and The Gentlewoman. She has written many cover stories and interviews, as well as many personal, heartfelt pieces about her love of music. Jude's favourite anecdotes include Chrissie Hynde spontaneously painting her portrait in her flat at the end of an interview; sharing a Pret fish salad in New York with Björk after been flown over to America by her; Robert Plant making her a cup of PG Tips in Nashville while singing a Welsh hymn, and Lady Gaga feeding her whisky backstage at the O2, while she danced over her lap in her pants.

Artist: Jude Rogers
Label: White Rabbit
Catalogue: 9781474622929
Barcode: 9781474622929
Format: Hardback Book
Release Date: 5th May 2022

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