Music! Music inspires me!
I have a “soundtrack” to SHADOW that narrates the entire novel from beginning to end. I’m also putting one together (slowly, as the songs come to me) for the sequel, BLEED, and my other project, SOME KIND OF QUEER. 😀 There are very specific lines in each song that apply to different scenes and conversations and usually each song “belongs” to a character.
It’s fun. I like to listen to the soundtracks while I drive or exercise or something. It’s like going on the story’s journey from beginning to end again. I’ll have to post the soundtracks on here at some point.
Aside from those, there are songs that don’t make the list (because the don’t suit a character or the story) but still inspire me deeply. These are the songs that I listen to overandoverandoverandoverandoverandoverandover on repeat for DAYS while I write. I can’t say exactly what defines these songs—they don’t have much in common. There’s been screamo, dance, rock, 90s pop, hip-hop, etc, etc. There was even a Taylor Swift song once. I don’t want to talk about it.
So, here’s the song of the moment. It’s called Two Men in Love and it’s by The Irrepressibles. It’s six and a half minutes of WONDERFUL. Listen to the end if you have time. It’s the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard and it gets really intense. The Irrepressibles are a 10 piece orchestral group and the singer’s voice is like heaven. Also, the lyrics of this song are poetry.
So many feels.
Does music inspire your writing? If so, how?
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