By Isabella Biedenharn
June 02, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

 Sara Bareilles is taking her own advice: The “Brave” singer is writing a book of essays called Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, and EW has the exclusive cover reveal below.

Sounds Like Me will cover the five-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s journey through her career and all the highs and lows that entails. She’ll tell the stories behind her most popular songs, and writes about finding the balance between making art for herself, and commercially successful music. Ben Folds writes the book’s introduction, saying, “For me, this book, like her songs, is having a conversation with the lady herself.”

“It feels infinitely more vulnerable to speak about my life without the metaphor and mask of music or my singing voice,” Bareilles says in a release. “I tried to be candid. I tried to remember things in an unbiased way. I tried to be at least a little funny…. Sounds Like Me is a collection of stories about my own self-discovery. Each essay is anchored by a song that helped me build a deeped understanding of who I am as an artist and person.”

Sounds Like Me hits shelves Oct. 6. Check out the cover below:

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