Music is one of the most important things in my life. I am and always will be a writer, but I couldn't live without music. I feel that music is proof that humans are capable of creating miraculously beautiful things, and music is the hope that some day we'll all learn what's truly important in life, and stop treating each other like crap.
But that's more philosophical than I meant to get today. :-)
I have, quite unintentionally, ended up assigning a theme song to nearly every novel I've written. Usually it's a song that I end up listening to several dozen times while I'm writing it, that always helps me get in the right mood for the book. Here are a few of my accidental theme songs:
BROKEN ANGEL - "Bother" by Cory Taylor
DEVIL'S HONOR - "The Last of the Mohicans: Promontory"
MASTER OF NONE - "No Leaf Clover" by Metallica
SKIN DEEP - "Scarborough Fair", arrangement by the Vitamin String Quartet
HUNTED - "Davy Jones' Locket" from The Pirates of the Carribean 3
Today I just discovered the theme song for my current project. I'm especially partial to this because it features heavy piano accompaniment, and the vocalist just has a gorgeous voice. The lyrics are also inspiring. Here's a nice YouTube video if you're interested in hearing it.
What's your novel's theme song?