Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Your Novel's Theme Song?

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?


Aaron Paul Lazar said...

This is so cool, Sonya! I love that you have theme songs for each of your novels! Wow!

I listened to a loon song mix when I wrote Tremolo: cry of the loon - for effect. But I found it so relaxing and wonderful that I now crave it whenever I write, even if it's set in Europe or in frozen winter!

Marta Stephens said...

Cool post, Sonya. I listen to music only when I'm working on something that I don't have concentrate on. Since my WIP takes place in 1962, I'm having fun getting in the mood with Ray Charles (Unchain My Heart) and Gene Pitney (Town Without Pity) to name a few. ;)

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

I admit I never made the connection of certain music to different works. I will pay more attention though I don't think I favor one selection or one artist.
Definitely food for thought.

Giggles and Guns