Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears Releasing Memoir “Boys Keep Swinging”

Lock the doors, lower the blinds, and turn on your reading lamps.

Jake Shears, who rose to fame as frontman and lead songwriter of New York band Scissor Sisters, knows reading is fundamental: He announced this week that he has written a memoir titled Boys Keep Swinging.

“As many of you know, I’m a big reader,” Shears posted on Instagram. “Books are one of the most important things in my life and writing one has always been a dream of mine.”

“Creating this thing was a wild, intense ride, and has proved difficult to stop tinkering with it. I think similar to an album, these things never feel actually finished until the day you announce it to the world. Well… it’s officially done now and I’m immensely proud of it.”

Shears’s book “explores his evolution as a young artist: coming of age in the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, his entry into New York City’s electrifying, ever-changing music scene, and the Scissor Sisters’ rise as they reached international fame in the early 2000s,” according to an official synopsis.

“Candid and courageous, Shears’s writing sings with the same powerful, spirited presence that he brings to his live performances. This entertaining and evocative memoir will be an inspiration to anyone with determination and a dream.”

On hiatus since 2012, Scissor Sisters reunited this past summer in collaboration with MDNR to release “Swerlk,” a benefit song honoring victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy.
 

Shears recently released “Creep City,” his first single as a solo artist, and teased an upcoming solo album. It was announced last month that he will join the cast of the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots on Broadway from January 8 to April 1, 2018.

Available for pre-order, Boys Keep Swinging is out February 20.

Read an excerpt here.

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