Prince of this World Playlist

I’ve been listening to the playlist for Prince of this World a lot today. Strangely enough, I can’t listen to music when I write–I get too caught up with the singer’s words to focus on my own. But I listen to it before to set the tone and get me in the mood to write. I guess I’m hoping that listening to the playlist will trigger some spark of inspiration that will help me burn through the rest of this damn query letter.

Music is everything to me, and I’m somehow able to relate every theme in my life and in my writing to a particular song. Almost everybody who’s touched my life has a song I’ve dedicated to them. Every relationship has a theme song, and so does every breakup. I have my own personal anthems, and the songs I listen to to bring me back to my childhood. The Prince of this World playlist is full of songs that capture the themes of my novel, and listening to the songs (if you’re someone who can immerse yourself in music like I do) will give you a distinct sense of what my novel feels like. The emotions the songs stir–the messages of the lyrics. The way the music can quicken or slow your blood. It’s probably going to be a while before any of you can actually read my book, but if you’re one of the ones who’s following its progress, listening to this is as close as you can come.

With the exception of a few songs, the playlist is very “2007”, which is when I wrote the book, but many of the songs have remained applicable. If you want to listen, here is the link to my Spotify playlist:

  • The River – Good Charlotte 
  • Running Up That Hill – Placebo
  • Stay – Rihanna
  • Nobody’s Home – Avril Lavigne
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • From Yesterday – Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Seven Devils – Florence + The Machine
  • The Beginning Is the End is the Beginning The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Never Too Late – Three Days Grace
  • Scars – Papa Roach
  • Leave Out All The Rest – Linkin Park
  • Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Innocence – Avril Lavigne
  • Change (In The House of Flies) – Deftones
  • Vermillion – Slipknot
  • Dance With The Devil – Breaking Benjamin
  • Ether – Nothingface
  • 24 – Jem
  • Coma Black – Marilyn Manson
  • Man That You Fear – Marilyn Manson
  • Where We Used to Play – AFI
  • How – The Neighbourhood
  • Save Yourself – My Darkest Days
  • Take Me To Church – Hozier
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Lorde
  • Homeostasis – Nostalghia
  • California Dreamin’ – Sia
  • What I’ve Done – Linkin Park

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