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Craig David

What's Your Vibe? Tuning into Your Best Life

Hay Festival 2023, 

Combining chart-topping pop music with the theories of Carl Jung and Brene Brown, the 7 Days singer recounts the highs and lows of his high-profile career and offers advice and philosophy for those undergoing difficult times.

“I am now in a place where I've learned to have good vibes, to be true to myself, but it hasn’t always been this way. This is not a traditional memoir – it’s a series of lessons learned from a life lived, many of which I’ve only realised in retrospect – after all, it is only through living that we can learn and grow.

“I’m still learning, still a journeyman, with much to still absorb; still making mistakes, still striving. But I feel privileged now – after a lot of interesting twists and turns along the way – to share my journey with you. This is my story of how I have learned to tune back in and rediscover my good vibes.”

From DJ gigs in Southampton nightclubs to chart-topping global fame, Craig David found overnight success as a teenager. With no place for feelings of insecurity, he learned to push them down, building a reputation as the man who always had a smile on his face. Further down the line, things began to unravel. All the negative feelings Craig had been ignoring rose to the surface. He had to change his thinking.

In Craig’s much-anticipated first book – part-memoir, part self-help – he shares his journey of reinvention, self-love and acceptance, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. He talks to journalist and writer Sarfraz Manzoor.

Craig David