Okay, so I love Amy Lee. And I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. When I first found out there was an album that had her singing Sally's Song, I flipped. Between her dulcet tones and the lulling lyrics of Danny Elfman, this song was perfect.
So when I put together my writing playlist for The Paladin, this song was a no-brainer. Now, I can't say there's a specific scene that this song is for, or really even a specific character, but the mood is perfect for so many parts of the novel. When other songs are too hard, too peppy, or too weird, this strikes a perfect balance. Her lilting voice dancing through my ears has fired the engines of creativity on many occasions.
If you haven't heard of Nightmare Revisited, make sure you check the album out. Besides Amy Lee, it has Marilyn Manson doing This is Halloween, Korn doing Kidnap the Sandy Claws, and so many more. Perfect for Halloween and the whole year! With a novel about monsters and magic, it's a must have in your writing playlist.
So, enjoy today's selection, Amy Lee's rendition of Sally's Song.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.