PUBLISHED BY HEAD OF ZEUS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Imagine a world in Lockdown! A world without live music! After our experiences in 2020, this concept is our reality - hopefully for not much longer though! - and in this book it explores that life where people have to access a virtual world to 'experience' music. For those brought up in the 'lockdown' world, they see this as a great invention, but for others who lived and worked in music beforehand, you just cannot beat the real thing of seeing concerts in the flesh and they try to bring back that world.
In the before world, Luce is just hitting the big time in music! Sell out concerts, music played on the radio - all her dreams are coming true! And then the world shuts down and her life is changed again. She struggles to find meaning in the world without music, so she's driven underground.
For Rosemary, her only experience of 'live music' is online via the virtual world and she finds herself working for the company that has to search out new talent, so their 'gigs' can be put online for people to watch and pay for. As she crossed the country she begins to get the buzz about 'real music' and she finds herself in the company of Luce and her new band and begins to understand why so many are unwilling to 'sellout'.
I loved the passion and energy in this book. It really captures that love people have for hearing live music and being part of a crowd in a room where the energy is electric. That cannot be replicated in the virtual world and Rosemary gets to see this for herself and changes her viewpoint of the company she is working for.
This is a book that will resonate with so many of us after our experience of the past year - all that you worked for taken away from you just like that, and there's nothing you can do about it! Be grateful for the humans who continue to create and won't be silenced!!