Music is a huge part of my life. So, it is no surprise that it is also a huge part of my novels.
I thought it would be fun while I am writing A Deadly Melody to post my chapter playlists, so it will give you a little glimpse into what songs are inspiring my novel, chapters, and even characters.
Today, I am sharing with you my playlist for Chapter 1 of A Deadly Melody.
If you are looking for an overall theme of chapter 1 it is definitely sadness. “Broken” by Seether and Amy Lee and “Don’t Cry” by Guns and Roses are great examples of the sadness my characters are feeling at the beginning of A Deadly Melody.
The third song on this chapter’s playlist is another of my favorite cover songs: “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Tina Arena is such an amazing version of the ’80s new wave hit by Nik Kershaw. It is a completely stripped down version that allows you to really focus on the lyrics, which are actually quite sad.
“I got it bad
You don’t know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don’t know when you’ve got it good
It’s getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting
Even though I know I should”
“Pills” from The Perishers and Sarah McLachlan is a very relevant song to several of my characters who are all struggling with their own form of sobriety.
What’s Coming Up On The Next Playlist?
Chapter 2 brings a new adventure for one of my characters!
Want To Hear The Entire Playlist?
Can’t wait to hear the entire novel playlist? You can check out all of my songs for A Deadly Melody on my elissakwrites Spotify playlist.
If you have Spotify, which you should because it is awesome, you can follow the playlist for updates when I add a new song or ten!
Or, you can find links to all of the playlists, here.