In case you missed it, Every Time I Die‘s lead singer Keith Buckley is set to release his first novel, ‘Scale,’ by the end of 2015/2016 via Rare Bird Books, according to Loudwire. The book will be semi-autobiographical and will follow the life of a man who lives a similar life to that of Buckley himself. The publisher has provided a synopsis of the novel:
“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.
‘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.”
Added information reads, “‘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!”
Fans know Buckley as a current frontman, a former English teacher, and a writer; so it comes to no surprise he would expand his writing talents to the literary world with ‘Scale.’ Don’t hold your breath if you’re interested in trying to take a class with Mr. Buckley, he has said he’s never going to go down that road again, according to Metal Insider.