Every music lover has that one good song or album that’s ruined by a shitty time or person. For Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley, one of ETID’s records is nearly impossible to listen to and brings back memories of overcompensating effort to make up for a personal sense of apathy.
Buckley also revealed which artist’s death has made their music a tough listen, despite their lyrical genius and Buckley’s personal attachment. And find out which Every Time I Die album Buckley no longer identifies with in this APTV exclusive.
Buckley’s been keeping busy too. In September, Buckley released his second novel titled Watch. Available now, the book comes three years after the release of his first novel, Scale. 

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The Every Time I Die frontman’s latest work is about a man by the name of John Harvey. Upon discovering that all of these hardships occurred at a time marked by his watch, he ultimately destroys the accessory only to be met with more turmoil. Read the full synopsis of Watch below.

“When John Harvey’s watch stops working on the morning of February 3rd, 1987, he has an epiphany. It occurs to him that every personal trauma he is trying to forget has had one thing in common: they all occurred at some point on the face of that very watch. The loss of his job, the death of his child, Zola’s suicide, all contained right there in that tiny circle of finite numbers. So he smashes the watch. Problem solved.

When John steps out the door to make his daily trek to the local bar as a man newly freed from the tyrannies of time, he is met by a snowstorm that renders him completely blind, and a walk that should have taken just a few minutes begins to feel like years.

Because as John Harvey wanders alone through the snow with no sun nor sign to guide him, the 28-year-old misanthrope is confronted by the vivid manifestation of every ghost he has devoted his lonely life to avoiding. In the storm he is forced to finally accept the suffering he has been hiding from.

In the storm he is forced to understand that the only thing worse than never truly seeing is never truly being seen. In the storm he is forced, for once, to watch.”