“Is music a good enough reason for living? I don’t know, but it’s a decent start…”
A must-read for anybody who treats music as a matter of life and death, Tom Kirkham takes us on an unfiltered, funny and insightful journey of self-discovery and self-annihilation as he goes on a year-long mission into the heart of the live music scene.
Burnt-out and depressed, Kirkham is plunged into an existential crisis following the death of his idol Prince. Seeking enlightenment, he begins a quest that will take in three continents, numerous venues and even more gigs, while Brexit, Trump and Terror lurk ominously in the background.
Pop Life unpicks the shortcomings of a society too focused on first world problems at the expense of mental wellbeing and celebrates the restorative power of music.