Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m currently working on Inversion, the sequel to Snowed, and people are asking about the music I listen to. I’m a voracious music addict and a recovering Goth. So, I listen to pretty much anything electronic, dark, and dramatic. But I also listen to plenty of popular music, like Cage the Elephant and Fall Out Boy. My varied tastes also lead me to really cool, lesser-known musicians like Chase Holfelder and Rico.
“Remember Me, For Centuries”
I grew up a classical musician. While I no longer play a symphonic instrument, music is still a big part of my life, and it’s a cornerstone of my writing, too, whether I’m listening to movie soundtracks or a song inspires a moment in the story. As I was writing Snowed, I listened to numerous pop songs, plus a couple of movie soundtracks like The Raid: Redemption. Each song in the playlist represents a section of the book. In some cases they’re songs that Charity hears. Don’t worry — you won’t be able to guess the twists and turns of the plot from the list (or even the line I picked above).
No Maker Made Me — IAMX
Wrong — Depeche Mode
Crazier — Gary Numan and Rico
Came Back Haunted — Nine Inch Nails
Tell No One — Fixer
2 Heads — Coleman Hell
Love Hurt Bleed — Gary Numan
No Rest for the Wicked — Cage the Elephant
Monster — Lady Gaga
Feeling Good — Michael Bublé
Hello Kitty — Avril Lavigne
Centuries — Fall Out Boy
Vodevil — Marilyn Manson
Razors.Out — Chino Moreno
All I Want for Christmas Is You (MINOR KEY VERSION) — Chase Holfelder
I’ve included links to the official music videos where possible. I do have a Spotify list for Snowed, but it couldn’t include all of these songs. If there’s one song on this list, though, that sums up Snowed, it’s Chase Holfelder’s cover of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” That’s exactly what would be running over the end credits.
I hope you enjoy the tunes and have a beautiful new year!