In his new book One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music, journalist Mike Ayers talks to prominent musicians about what piece of music they want to accompany them on their journey to the afterlife. The book is out on October 13th via Abrams Books.

Featured in the new book are interviews with André 300Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Regina SpektorColin Meloy (The Decemberists), A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers), Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Phoebe BridgersKiller MikeLucinda WilliamsWayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs), Matt Berninger (The National), Margo PriceSonny RollinsWanda JacksonMerrill Garbus (Tune-Yars), Ryley WalkerStephen MalkmusRosanne CashAngel OlsenBeth OrtonCourtney BarnettBobb Bruno (Best Coast), Kevin MorbyWill OldhamJulia HolterBettye LavetteYannis Philippakis (Foals), and M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), as well as a foreword by Jim James (My Morning Jacket).

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While the question itself may be a bit morbid, it is one that Ayers had thought about for many years, and one that he enlisted dozens of musicians to answer. By stringing together stories from artists of all different genres and walks of life, Ayers seeks to provide a universal message about music’s connection to the corporeal world. One Last Song is not merely a collection of interviews, however, as it contains three special collaborations. Bestselling author Shea Serrano rescores ten iconic film deaths with better music, while analyzes death euphemisms in song, and Jim James provides an “ultra-personal” foreword to the book.

One Last Song also features several interludes throughout that examine the question from different angles—what your song selection says about you, which songs famous people have actually died to, which songs scored some of the most memorable television deaths, the most requested songs for funerals, and more.

To pre-order One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, and Music by Mike Ayers, and to tell him your song, visit his website.