As I have mentioned before, I like to listen to instrumental music as I write. Well, I discovered Two Steps from Hell, a music company that writes a great deal of music that we hear in movie trailers. They have several albums out, but I just purchased Sky World on iTunes, as it has a science fiction feel and I want to listen to it while I write 82 Eridani.
Daffodil Lament – Cranberries
All is Full of Love – Bjork
From a Shell – Lisa Germano
Settle Down – Kimbra
The Greatest – Cat Power
Trouble is a Friend – Lenka
I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked – Ida Maria
This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
He Needs Me – Shelley Duvall
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
I usually don’t listen to music with lyrics when I’m trying to write, though I listen to instrumentals. I do listen to songs when I’m thinking about plots and ideas though and there are a few songs that remind me of events in stories, and that I think would make great soundtracks to movie versions of my books. Here is what might be included in a Blood Trade Movie.
You’ve Been Flirting Again – Bjork
9 Crimes – Damien Rice
All I Want from You is Love – Let’s Go Sailing
Dirty Laundrey – Bitter:Sweet
I Want to be Your Dog – Joan Jett
Bad Girls – M.I.A.
Paper Planes – M.I.A.
Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
Paradise – Coldplay
Mad World – Michael Andrews
Little Sister – Queens of the Stone Age