Friday, May 25, 2012

Fixation Friday: Spotify

As a writer, music is very important to me. There's just something about the way music can affect you and influence the mood and tempo of your writing. When I need to write a tough scene, I usually try to find something melancholy that speaks to me. If I'm doing a scene that is more action-oriented, I blast club and dance music with a fast beat.

The best tool in my music toolbox is Spotify. It's amazing. I have dozens of playlists from classical to 90's hits to my morose mix (my favorite moody, broody songs!). Here are some of my favorite playlists from my WIP:

In Other Words - Ben Kweller
The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie
Title and Registration - Death Cab for Cutie
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
Mad World - Gary Jules
Pink Bullets - The Shins
Slow - Grouplove
Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch
The Scientist - Willie Nelson
Heavy In Your Arms - Florence + The Machine

If I'm in the groove and just need music to be playing in the background, I go to my classical mix of Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. What does everyone else listen to?


  1. I love so many of the songs you listed, but The Freshmen is seriously fantastic. I may need to add that to my own playlist, actually. :)

    I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I find most of Thriving Ivory's music is good for writing.

    1. I knew you were my soul mate :) The Freshmen is one of my favorite songs of all time. I've not listened to Thriving Ivory, I'll have to check them out.