A soundtrack to a book? Hell yes.
I’m one of those writers who has to have some sort of soundtrack playing in the background when I write. My husband thinks I’m nuts. I think it’s just the dancer in me. Music gives me ALL THE FEELS. When I need to write a scene and am struggling, I’ll pull out a certain tone of song that will help me “get to that place.”
I pulled together some of the music of Keeper, a soundtrack, if you will.
Florence +The Machine’s albumÂ Ceremonials was a huge inspiration for me. The first song that I imagined Lia singing in the great hall of Sybil wasÂ Shake it Out. The spirit of the song was completely, absolutely Amalia.
If I had to pick a “main” theme song forÂ Keeper, it would be Florence + The Machine’sÂ No Light, No Light.Â The lyrics always spoke to me.Â [symple_box style=”boxinfo”]
You are the hole in my head. You are the space in my bed. You are the silence in between what I thought and what I said. You are the night time fear, you are the warning when it’s clear. When it’s over you’re the start. You’re my head and you’re my heart.
An amazing song, so much so I put it in my playlist twice (one acoustic).
My runner up for theme song would have to be the cover ofÂ Wicked Game by Ursine Vulpine ft. Annaca. DUDE. This song is STUNNING. So angsty & dark. SO MUCH LOVE.
Sights, by London Grammar
Â Bring on the Men,Â from the musical Jekyll & Hyde
That first time Ilyas ever hears Amalia sing is when she’s working in the brothel. She and Kolin perform their song while the courtesans put on a show. I imagined it being something pretty cheeky like this, theatre nerd that I am.
And last but not least, here is what the 18th century songÂ My Thing is My Own sounds like:
Check out the rest of my tunes on Spotify! If you’re like me and like dark, emo music, you’ll enjoy this list.