This week I'm delighted to have Stephanie M. Loree (there's supposed to be some mark thing over the first "e" but I don't know how to make that work and I'm from Nebraska so I'm pretty sure I can play my I Don't Get It card.) Again no dance video, but she does have a travel video guide of the great state of Alaska on her blog. Very informative.
Whatever story I'm working on, different music calls to me. Generally instrumental music is my muse's key, like my fave Philip Glass. But for my current project, alternative rock seems to be what the pages want.
#1: The Cave by Mumford & Sons
- Pretty much the inspiration piece for my antagonist. Whenever I'm writing about him, I have to play The Cave on repeat. The entire Mumford & Sons album, "Sigh No More" has had a great influence on my writing.
#2: Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence & the Machine
- Contrasted to #1, Rabbit Heart is my protagonist's theme song. The driving beat and mix of rock/electronic in this song is what really pulls me in, and the lyrics are fab. I usually listen to their entire "Lungs" album as I'm writing.
#3: Guilty Filthy Soul by AWOLNation
- This band sucked me right in when I first heard them only a few months ago. I love the play on this song's lighter beat with darker lyrics. It's so happy, even with that whole guilty filthy soul thing!
---Stephanie M. Lorée