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 album Ceremonials was a huge inspiration for me. The first song that I imagined Lia singing in the great hall of Sybil was Shake it Out. The spirit of the song was completely, absolutely Amalia.
If I had to pick a “main” theme song for Keeper, it would be Florence + The Machine’s No Light, No Light. The lyrics always spoke to me.
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 of Wicked Game by Ursine Vulpine ft. Annaca. DUDE. This song is STUNNING. So angsty & dark. SO MUCH LOVE.
Sights, by London Grammar
Bring on the Men, 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 song 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.