A while ago, I wrote a similar post about my ideal soundtrack for my novel when I was around the 7th draft. Now that it is to be published and in hands of the ARC reviewers, I thought in updating the list to make it fit better.
This is my ‘dream’ soundtrack, the one that if money, rights and time weren’t an objection, would be what I would like to hear in a movie or a tv show. Alas, this is the list of songs I used while writing my novel.
Some songs are for scenes, others, to reflect the character in question -a musical shorthand if you like, a leitmotif -. So their ‘character songs’ are the ones I listened when writing their parts. Same with specific scenes that have a ‘theme’. Thus the reader could listen to them with the same effect, maybe getting a better idea of the mood I was aiming for. These songs really helped me nail particular bits of the story. Even if this is an eclectic list, to say the least.
And thank you to the artists behind these songs. Your work inspired me to write the best story I could.
Theme Song for the whole story:
Gaby’s theme (and the inspiration for the song she sings before the crutial fight):
Sid’s theme / The Figaro’s flight:
Opening Chapter / Heroic Resolve (I’m gonna kick your sorry ass):
The Freefolk theme (for anything related to them, the Maze, Mekiri or magic in general)
Big Damn Heroes (in the final chapters):
The Final Duel:
Closing moments / Credits: