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Moby has finished writing his second memoir

The Porcelain follow-up will be "very, very dark"

  • Sean Griffths
  • 30 June 2017

Last year, Moby released a memoir to huge public and critical acclaim. Titled Porcelain, it charted the producer's journey from making music while squatting in a derelict New York factory to performing on Top of the Pops after the massive success of ‘Go’. Read an extract here.

Speaking to Mixmag, Moby has revealed that he has already finished the follow-up.

Moby said: “It’s being edited right now. The world of book publishing is very slow so don’t expect it to be out before next Spring at the earliest."

The memoir, which starts just as Moby releases his 12 million selling album ‘Play’, will be "very, very dark."

He added: “There’s funny and lighthearted stuff in there, but it’s mainly about how fame goes wrong, especially when you’re trying to fix emotional issues with it. Just look at Kurt Cobain and the countless other people who thought being a wealthy rockstar was going to make everything better. All evidence shows trying to fix psychological problems with fame doesn’t work.”

It’s also set to be something of a star-studded affair with Moby telling us he’s worried about getting into legal trouble with the amount of name-dropping in the book.

Speaking of the writing process, he noted: "It was very interesting because who I am now is so different from the person I’m writing about in the book. It’s disconcerting.”

Don’t hold your breath for a third memoir, though, with Moby admitting a third book would be really boring. “If I wrote a memoir now it would be like ‘I drank tea and went hiking. It would be the most tedious memoir anyone’s ever read.”

Sean Griffiths is Mixmag's Deputy Editor, follow him on Twitter

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