Friday, June 12, 2015

Noxumbra Playlist, Part One: Songs with Lyrics

Greetings, folks.

Today I am going to share with you one of the playlists for my WIP, Noxumbra. Playlists? you ask. Yes, playlists. One is songs with lyrics, one is instrumentals. Today you get the one with lyrics. I will provide links to YouTube where you can listen to the songs yourself, though I shan't put the videos in this blog post, as for some reason I have a hard enough time getting my own blog to load without videos.

1. Stand by Rascal Flatts
This song is a theme song for my MC, Gwen. She's an optimistic person, and the message in this song is one she needs to hear. 

2. Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) by Gary Allan
Ditto for this song.

3. Wide Awake by Katy Perry
This is the Wycliff theme song, specifically for the line "I wish I knew then what I know now." If Wycliff had been a smarter man, my story...wouldn't exist. 

4. Back to December by Taylor Swift
This is a love song. I apply it to my character Farold and the home and people he left behind 25ish years before the story began. Obviously not all of the lyrics work. 

5. I Can't Outrun You by Thompson Square 
This is sort of a love song that I also apply to Farold and the home and people he left, but also to Wycliff and the things he ran from, and the relationship between Farold and Wycliff (they are brothers.) Again, obviously not all the lyrics work. 

6. Best of 2012 Mash-Up by Anthem Lights
This song I imagine being sung by four of the men in my story: Merig (Payphone), Marius (Call Me Maybe--don't ask it just works), Wycliff (Wide Awake), and Farold (Tonight).

Songs that are in this playlist but technically should be in the Book 2 playlist:

7. Glass by Thompson Square
This is the theme song for the friendship that grows between Silla, the MC of Book 2, and Gwen, the MC of Noxumbra. Yes, it's a love song I apply to a platonic relationship. I do that.

8. Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not also by Thompson Square (I really like Thompson Square).
This one is a theme song for my OTP. 

9. I Don't Dance by Lee Brice
This is also a theme song for my OTP. 

10. God Made Girls by RaeLynn
This one is a theme song for a small handful of my favorite ships.
(Ignore the talking at the beginning of this music video. It's not actually part of the song.)

So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed. I'll show you the instrumental playlist in my next post.

Do you have playlists for your WIPs? What are some of the songs on them?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE making playlists for my WIPs! Though many of the songs repeat stories tend to be very different from each other, but have repeating themes. The theme song for the last short story I wrote was "Forever and Always" by Parachute. But as for my playlists for my WIPs...there are literally hundreds of songs on them. I'm a little musically all the songs that you listed!!