Today I thought I'd share another piece of music from my writing playlist. If you're not familiar by now, this is the list I have going while I'm writing. Sometimes I need specific song for a specific character, sometimes I just need a mood setting song. Since I'm afraid the character songs might be spoilers, today you're getting another mood song.
If you're familiar with Within Temptation, you'll know that just about any of their songs could fit my writing list. They're a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands (Dutchies represent!) and their music is incredible. Honestly, I could just send you to any of their songs to put you in the same mindset I get when I write, but today I'm specifically thinking of their song Forsaken.
The driving melody, the power of chorus, it's just such an intense song, and coupled with the lead singer's gorgeous voice, it paints such a vivid picture for me. The lyrics give me this sense of beautiful despair. There's a foreboding sense of doom weaved through the music and it really sets me in the proper mindset for some of my darker moments (see yesterday's post about nightmare fuel.)
Check them out and hopefully you'll get the same feeling I do. Enjoy!
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.