Writing + Music

During drafting, if I hit on a song I like – something that really works with the tone, message, or plot of my book – I listen to it on repeat. Sometimes all day. I’ve heard of writers who loop one song for the entire writing process. I’m not sure if I’ll ever love a song that much, but the lists below represent the songs that played/are playing a huge part in the development of my novels.


If Birds Fly Back playlist

Song for Zula, Phosphorescent

Ain’t No Sunshine, Coeur De Pirate

Back to the Start, The Jungle Giants

Giving Tree, Plain White T’s

Can’t Help Falling in Love, Fleet Foxes

First, Cold War Kids

Comes and Goes, Greg Laswell

Always Gold, Radical Face

If I Had A Boat, Vincent James McMorrow

Wild Country, Wake Owl

Flash Junked Mind, Milky Chance

Snaggletooth, Vance Joy

Electric LoveBØRNS 


Second Untitled Novel playlist (to be updated)

Forest FiresAxel Flóvent

Candles, Daughter

I Know Places, Taylor Swift

Waves, Kris Allen

From Afar, Vance Joy

From Eden, Hozier

Let it Burn, Magic Giant

Better Now, The Vespers

Take Care, Keaton Henson

Hollow Coves – The Woods

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