I had to check my notes twice before I made this post. That's interesting in two aspects for me. First, I've done so many of these Paladin Playlists that I need to keep them in order, and also that I haven't shared this one earlier.
When I stumbled across this song it set an immediate tone, as most of my playlist does. Someone trying to reevaluate their relationship with God. Someone questioning their faith. Someone pushing forward. Now, my novel has a lot to do with one's relationship with God. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that it's as close as you can get without the novel actually being about that.
Let me stress this point: the novel isn't about religion. It's a novel where religion has to be addressed. And there's just no way to do that without someone questioning their relationship. Now, while this song hasn't directly influenced any single scene within The Paladin, I'd be lying if I said it didn't have an effect on the work as a whole. It's raw. It's someone baring their soul. It's vulnerable. It's beautiful.
So please, enjoy Tyler Glenn's Midnight.
Be Excellent to Each Other
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.