Topic of the week:
What music has been your summer soundtrack?
I listen to music mostly when I'm on the computer working on my projects or catching up with friends "back home". While writing, I sometimes have a particular feel of music in mind. For KIN, which is a Japanese-folklore based story, I went to the music of Joe Hisaishi. He composed the music for the majority of the Ghibli movies and they capture the right emotions for my story.
This summer, I worked on my sci-fi project Bright World. It was so different from anything that I've ever worked on before. I relied heavily on the magic of Pandora to find me the right tunes. I played with the stations and found the Weezer (90s) rock helped get the words out. However, the music station of Florence and the Machine is what really inspired me as I sometimes sat working through a scene unfolding in my mind.
Here are the three songs that stick out the most to me this summer:
Mumford and Sons- Awake my Soul
Shake it Off- Florence and the Machine
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz
Bonus: Katy Perry-Wide Awake
This one is not as dark and I love how this video uses Facebook. I believe this is an impressive fan video.
Feel free to share your summer songs in the comments below and thanks for stopping by!