Today is going to be a bit of a different Band Geek Thursday post. Just recently, our very own Misfit Dahlia introduced me to a band called The Pretty Reckless (you can check them out in her last Band Geek Thursday playlist here), and I haven't stopped listening to them since. They are such great writing music--and it made me realize how much music out there I'd probably love to write to, but haven't heard of yet. And so today, I want to know a little about YOU. What are your favorite writing songs?
(*To see my picks, in vaguely similar order to how they're mentioned here, just check out the playlist at the bottom of the post.)
Do you have a band that always gets you in the mood for an action scene? (For me, it can be anything from Muse to Marilyn Manson to Avenged Sevenfold to Digital Daggers to Flyleaf to 30 Seconds to Mars… What can I say? I like action scenes.)
What about a song that will help you write a scene guaranteed to make your reader cry? (Poison and Wine by The Civil Wars, Holding on and Letting Go by Ross Copperman…okay, so I'm not so good at sad music. Suggestions?)
And romance. Of course, always, romance. What are your go-to romantic songs? Sweet songs? Sexytimes songs? (Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine, Bloodstream by Stateless, Love is Blindness by Jack White, Arms by Christina Perri, Your Surrender by Neon Trees…there is such a fabulous variety of romantic possibility. Why choose just one?)
And last, are there any bands that seem to have something for every situation? That you can put on a whole album of while you're writing and let it play through eight times before you feel the need to switch it up? (For my current MS, I often find myself gravitating toward Florence and the Machine or After Midnight Project or Muse.)
What about other situations I haven't mentioned? I want to know about ALL the songs!
Your turn! I need more great writing music, and your fellow Misfiteers do, too. What should we be listening to?