Friday, April 5, 2013

What's your writing playlist?

TGIF, Chez Awesome! And it can't come soon enough, MY GOODNESS. I am absolutely slammed, both at the day job and with writing things, so I apologize for the shorter post today - I've used up all my coherency on this manuscript. I've got lots more writing where that came from this weekend (my deadlines may be self-imposed at the moment, but they are deadlines nonetheless!) and in preparation, I've had my writing playlist on a loop.

I'm sure there are writers out there who don't rely on music for their plotting sessions, but I don't actually know any of them. My playlists tend to be pretty eclectic - some songs fit really, really well, and some just have the right tone, or have one lyric that's absolutely perfect . Just taking a quick look at my playlist, here are some of the songs on high rotation:

- Florence and the Machine everything (but especially Howl, Rabbit Heart, Seven Devils, No Light No Light, and Drumming Song)
- Haunted, by Poe
- The Funeral, by Band of Horses
- Paradise Circus, by Massive Attack
- King and Lionheart, by Of Monsters and Men
- Apres Moi, by Regina Spektor
- Bones, by MS MR

And now that I'm writing it out like this, I can see a slight tendency toward the dramatic in most of these... but high drama totally works for a writing soundtrack :)

How about you guys? What's on your writing playlist right now? (And more importantly, can I steal it? What can I say, I'm always on the hunt.)

6 comments:

  1. As I just tweeted, I'm currently obsessed with Hammock's Departure Songs album (which I've been listening to in full while writing - unless I can't get past the first song, Cold Front!)

    It's a new development for me since usually I'm writing to scores by Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, James Horner, Atticus Ross or Antonio Pinto.

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    1. Ooooh, I'm unfamiliar with them. To iTunes with me!

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    2. Oooh, you will have to tell me what you think of Cold Front!

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  2. Love Florence. Did you discover MS MR thanks to the most recent Game of Thrones trailer by any chance? Cos that's how I found them. Great music!

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    1. Quite so! I loved that trailer and the song caught my attention immediately. I find that I get a lot of great songs from trailers, actually.

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  3. I mostly go to the Live Music archive's Grateful Dead section and find a concert that strikes my fancy. One show can get you a good 2-1/2, 3 hours (not to everyone's tastes, however).

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