Writing Music

"What music do you write to?" That has to be the most common question of the week! I don't know if it's the summer heat or all the concerts, but everyone seems to have music on the brain! And since this is a topic I love (and First Draught has covered) I thought I'd post an update. The one go-to piece of music I write everything to is Snow Patrol's "The Lightning Strike". It's played a part in everything I've ever written, and when I get stuck, this is what I listen to! It asks questions and sounds kind of haunting. It's perfect writing mojo! Take a look at what I love about it:

What if this storm ends? And leaves us nothing Except a memory A distant echo.

Kind of sounds like everything I've ever written, right? Especially when you add in these lyrics:

I want to see you As you are now Every single day That I am living

Painted in flames All peeling thunder Be the lightning in me That strikes relentless

Take a listen for yourself! And then scroll down for links to all the First Draught goodness! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE6gEbp9vvE] To watch the First Draught on using music in your writing:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGTpYrISYBs]

Or listen to the podcast here: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201536386" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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