Like a lot of other writers, I use a music playlist to help with creativity. When I create new playlist, I’ll often list to it obsessively while I go over and over certain scenes in my mind. By doing this I can work out plot kinks, generate new ideas, and maintain a high level of energy for a project.
This playlist is for my new project. While I have the project named, I haven’t gone public with it yet.
At first I felt AC/DC’s Thunderstruck was too hard rock and “shouty” for me… but as I’ve listened to it repeatedly I’ve gradually become obsessed with it. 🙂
Where the Streets Have No Name, U2
Animal, Animal Photograph
Immigrant Song, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross & Karen O
Feel It Still, Portugal. The Man
Policy of Truth, Depeche Mode
Live and Let Die, Guns N’Roses
Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
Sympathy for the Devil, Guns N’Roses
Another One Bites the Dust, Queen
Wicked Game, Chris Isaak
20th Century Boy, T Rex
Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones
Take Me to Church, Hozier
All told, this comes in at a satisfying 17 songs, 1 hour and 11 minutes.