- 03 Jun 21
The Dublin native and Kodaline star remarked that he's both ‘very excited and slightly nervous' about the release.
Steve Garrigan, lead vocalist with Irish rocker outfit Kodaline, will officially publish his memoir High Hopes later this year.
Announced by publisher Hachette Ireland, the Kodaline frontman's memoir will be published in October 2021.
Speaking about the announcement, Garrigan said he was "very excited and slightly nervous to be releasing this book."
"It’s something I never thought I’d have the courage to do but I’m glad I did. It touches on my experience growing up with anxiety issues, escaping into music, song writing and touring the world. I hope you guys enjoy my story."
So excited to share news about something I’ve been working on… I’ve written a book! It’s titled High Hopes and will be published on October 7th by @HachetteIre .You can pre-order it here: https://t.co/rASpkwE7fl pic.twitter.com/7LrESpCaY8
— Steve Garrigan (@SteveKodaline) June 3, 2021
In this memoir, Garrigan charts his experiences of growing up in Dublin, and the shyness that only performing could do away with. He details the joys of creating songs that have made Kodaline one of the best-selling Irish bands of all time, the highs and lows of touring and how music and the support of those around him helped him though the anxiety, depression and crippling panic attacks that threatened to derail his career.
According to Ciara Doorley, Editorial Director of Hachette Ireland, "This is a story about the power that can be found in accepting all parts of yourself."
"We knew that Steve had a story to tell but we’ve been blown away by the honesty and candour in this memoir which gives the reader remarkable insights into his life," Doorley added.
High Hopes by Steve Garrigan will be published by Hachette Ireland on October 7th in paperback, eBook and audiobook - and can be pre-ordered here.
Read July 2020 Hot Press interview with Kodaline on their latest album One Day At A Time here.