I was listening through my writing playlist while I was running errands today and this song came on: Just Close Your Eyes by Story of the Year. As I listened, I knew I had to share this one with you. It's the perfect song for getting yourself in the head space of someone who is awakening to something new, to realizing their true self, and to seeing the light for the first time.
It's intense, it's engaging, and it just lets my imagination paint a vivid picture. Now, I know you might think, based on the blurb and first couple chapters, that you understand where I'm using this song. Obviously, it's Jonathan coming to terms with the new world he's in. Nope. Not even close. Jonathan's intro to the Paladin Order is just the appetizer of the novel and nothing I need a song this intense for. No, it's the journey he takes throughout the novel... and beyond.
This song is fantastic and grips my soul, shaking it and forcing me to see what's really out there. And what's inside my own skull. Also, it doesn't hurt that Captain Charisma himself, Christian, had this as his entrance music.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.