So, I’m working on this book. Beginning stages. Just getting to know the characters.
One of the first things I do when I start a book is find references. I will look around for photos, but what I REALLY need are songs. I use songs for EVERYTHING. I use songs to describe relationships, to help me set the tone in a specific scene, etc.
And whenever I put out the call for music, I get SUCH great songs from people.
I am looking for…
“STRONG. Or QUIRKY. Or both” (think Love Me Dead – Ludo).
“Push me up against the wall and kiss me while the world falls down” music.
“Excuse me while I kick your ass and then go have a cookie” music.
“Fairy tale/Nightmare/Whimsical” music.
Etc. Etc. I like my Mirah, my Ludo, my Florence + the Machine.
So what have you got??
In the interest of compiling this music and letting other people be similarly inspired, these have come in from Twitter:
Regina Spektor – Dance Anthem of the 80’s
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Florence + the Machine – Kiss with a Fist
Metric – Front Row
Adele – Make You Feel my Love
The Coral – Dreaming of You
Jump in the Pool – Friendly Fires
Arctic Monkeys – Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Marina & the Diamonds
As Cities Burn
Jenny aka WondrousReads:
Marina and the Diamonds
Jimmy Eat World
The Get Up Kids
Ryan Adams – Amy (Heartbreaker)
Soundtrack from House (I love soundtracks)