Tricky Autobiography on the Way
Trip-hop innovator talks candidly about the tragedy and triumphs that have shaped his life
Bristol trip-hop innovator Tricky is to release his autobiography, Hell Is Round the Corner, on Thursday, 31 October. He first rose to fame as part of Massive Attack before going solo and turning out Mercury Prize nominated albums like 1995’s Maxinquaye, with its darkly alluring atmospheres and pensive song writing.
No fewer than 12 more albums have followed, often musing on life in the “white ghetto” of Knowle West where he grew up, as well as detailing the suicide of his mother when he was only aged four. Further tragedy struck in May this year when Tricky tragically lost his 24-year-old daughter. There is currently an ongoing NHS Trust inquiry into the cause of death.
All of this is touched on in the book, as well as his battles with anxiety and much more. With contributions from family members, music industry professionals and notable characters from the scene such as Shaun Ryder, it should make for a fascinating read.