Burning ambition, brutal setbacks, meteoric rises, and unbelievable coincidences. Teetering on the edge of the abyss, risking everything, and reaching multi-national stardom. Not to mention life choices that could have sent the whole story in an entirely different direction.
The life of Samu Haber - front man of Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue ("Hollywood Hills", "Fairytale Gone Bad") and celebrity judge on The Voice of Germany - has been one stupendous roller-coaster ride. His passion for music has been the constant that kept him sane throughout.
Written in a brisk, engaging - and characteristically charming - style, this exclusive autobiography is Samu's true story: from shady encounters, narrow escapes, and a barrage of record-company rejections to muscling his own way into pan-European music stardom. With vivid recall and total candour, Samu charts his determined path to success - but also the price he and loved ones paid along the way: burnout, broken relationships, artistic crises, and one close call after another.
At turns tender, hilarious, and incredible, this thrilling full-disclosure read is a must for all Sunrise Avenue fans and for anyone that dreams of something other than the ordinary.
Samu Haber was born in Helsinki in 1976. His band Sunrise Avenue was a sensation of the 2000s, with international hits including Hollywood Hills, Fairytale Gone Bad, I Help You Hate Me, and Lifesaver. The band sold over three million records, toured across 31 countries, and won 82 Platinum and Gold awards. Haber is a five-time judge on The Voice of Germany.