Neneh Cherry announces memoir A Thousand ThreadsNeneh Cherry pens new memoir A Thousand Threads

A Thousand Threads is a beautiful and deeply personal memoir, which weaves the threads of Neneh Cherry’s extraordinary life into her story.

From her childhood, growing up in a village in rural Sweden with her musician and artist parents Don and Moki Cherry, to the noise and colour of New York.

A Thousand Threads weaves through to Cherry’s start in music with groundbreaking punk bands The Slits and Rip Rig and Panic, to becoming a mother, to inspiring collaborations, life-long friendships and finding her voice, as she rose to global fame with Raw Like Sushi.

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Highs & Lows

But navigating fame and family wasn’t always simple. In this vivid memoir, Cherry remembers the highs and lows, the friendships and loves, and the addictions and traumas that have shaped her as a woman and an artist.

At the heart of it, always, is family: the extraordinary three generations of artists and musicians that are her inheritance and her legacy.

Cherry  first achieved global success, in 1988, with Buffalo Stance, her sound a groundbreaking mix of music genres. She has released six critically acclaimed studio albums and won two Brit Awards, a MTV Europe Music Award.

She has collaborated with artists including Peter Gabriel, Cher, Four Tet and Gorillaz. While her most recent album, 2022’s The Versions, consisted of reworked songs from her back catalogue and featured SIA, Robyn and others.

A Thousand Threads is available for pre-order here

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