I have been listening to some different music recently while I’ve been writing, and I thought I would share it with you all. I’ve been a little more distracted than usual lately, so I haven’t really been able to listen to anything with English lyrics. I have finally found some music that really helps me to block out the rest of the world, and even some of my doubtful thoughts. Let’s get into it!
- Haerra by Ásgeir Trausti
- Living Room Songs by Ólafur Arnalds
- Archduke Trio by Beethoven
- For Now I Am Winter by Ólafur Arnalds
- Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens
Do you have any particular songs that help to keep you focused on your writing? Let me know in the comments.
All the best,
Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been doing a lot of writing on a new project this morning, and I realised how much listening to music helps me to get in the right frame of mind. It’s not just any music though – I can only write to very specific songs. I love reading about other writers’ processes, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite songs to write to. Of course, it varies depending on the scene I’m writing, and the project I’m working on, but currently, this is what I listen to to get into the zone:
- Good as Gold by the Apache Relay
- Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen
- Mission Bells by the Apache Relay (this one is perfect for sad/emotional scenes)
- Golden Slumbers by the Beatles
- Never Coming Down by Willamette Stone (for fast-paced, happy scenes)
- Brand New Day by Kodaline
- The Happiest Day of Your Life by the Apache Relay (makes me sad which makes me write sad scenes better)
- The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens (perfect for those character reflection moments)
- Love Like This by Kodaline (Acoustic version)
- Something by the Beatles
That’s it for now, but I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list as I get further into my work-in-progress. What music, if any, do you listen to while you write? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,