As the release date of my book draws ever near I’m finding myself thinking back to the nights I would get lost in writing the story and how listening to certain songs can take me right back there, to that time.
When I write, I usually always have music playing, and back in 2011 I blogged about the ‘soundtrack’ to Follow Me. Songs that I listened to started to feel like they belonged to my story (and to my characters); for me they seemed to ‘fit’ certain scenes perfectly and evoke moods. So below here is a list of songs I feel sit well with Follow Me – you’ll notice a lot of them are by the same artist and really if it were ever made into a film, The Silversun Pickups had better be on board for providing me with the score 🙂
Dots and Dashes – The Silversun Pickups (you’ll notice this is the song that plays on my website)
Catch and Release – The Silversun Pickups
The Royal We – The Silversun Pickups (when this song hits 2:44 I can actually clearly picture Rob and Kat running through the woods)
Panic Switch – The Silversun Pickups
The Bitter End – Placebo
Loud Like Love – Placebo. I just came across this song recently when the book was already finished but some of the lyrics in this weirdly fit with my book (and this could easily be the song Rob has on when he’s driving Kat home~ you can look out for this part when the book comes out!)
Empty Room – Arcade Fire
On the book front, some final tweaks are being made to my cover (the artist of which is Ida Henrich) so I’ll post the final version here soon. I’ve been really lucky as my publisher has consulted with me throughout the whole process.
I’ll hopefully also have details of my retail launch very soon!
Great idea to whet the appetite for the book! I must say, I’ve never heard of The Silversun Pickups – I am SO not YA! 😀
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Thanks for dropping by, Rebecca! You so don’t need to be a ‘young’ adult to enjoy the Silversun Pickups 😉 Enjoy, if you do check out the songs! x