The heart-thudding YA debut from writer and musician Chris Russell

Charlie Bloom never wanted to be ‘with the band’. She’s happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she’s asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can’t pass up the chance.

Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs…

chrisI’m Chris Russell, author of Songs About a Girl.

On top of writing books, I’m also a musician, and have been in a band called The Lightyears since I was thirteen.

I’ve written several of the songs that feature in the novel, and plan very soon to record these with some producer and musician friends of mine. Watch this space for news!

In the meantime, below are my basic demos of two of the songs: “Dance With You” and “Have You Seen My Girl”. Enjoy…!

***Please note: These recordings contain spoilers, so it's strongly recommended that you read the novel before you listen to the music. :)

Dance With You

Have You Seen My Girl

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