I thought, since Technically Dead is out soon (on the 20th), I’d do a little countdown for you all.
I might be mostly talking about the music of Technically Dead, but I will probably share a lot of other things too, like the faces I see when I think of the characters and things that influenced the story.
And on the day of the release, I’ll also be giving away one eBook copy of the book, so you might want to keep an eye on this countdown to learn how you’re eligible for the “contest”, which won’t really be contest at all. ^^
So let us begin.
As I said, music. Many of my stories have a song or a few I associate with them or the events, characters or places, even scenes. So far only my novels have playlists, though.
There’s a post somewhere in this blog about the playlist of By Any Other Name, in case you’re interested. Just follow the tags.
Technically Dead has even a longer soundtrack, an I keep adding to it occasionally. The latest two additions are Bring Me To Life by Evanescence and Shady by Adam Lambert. Here are the videos for you, I won’t spoil who or what I associate the songs with, though. You can read the book and figure it out yourself!
I thought I’d share some of the other songs too, but these I can tell you more about…
Just as By Any Other Name’s “main theme” was Ghosts of Days Gone By by Alter Bridge, there’s one “main them” for Technically Dead as well. This is it:
I love Three Days Grace in general, but when I had just started to write Technically Dead, it hit me that Lost in You was the perfect song for the novel.
Of course I may “see” these songs differently than most readers will, but they’re still very strongly “Technically Dead’s songs”.
Hmm… what next? Well, the funniest thing that I can find from the “soundtrack” is this…
Trust me, even when I was writing the book and this song came up as an addition to the soundtrack, I aimed a “really?” at Bran. He insisted. So here it is, Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. I think, even though Bran has never said it, that it represents the naive teenager Bran was when he first met Heath.
As I was writing Bran doing everyday mundane things, like walking from one place to another or working in his office, he was whistling this song in my head a lot.
Moves Like Jagger has been my “earworm” for a long time and apparently I gave it to Bran at some point. However, it doesn’t annoy him like it annoys me sometimes, go figure. Yes, writers are a bit odd like that… Nobody ever claimed we were sane… ^^
When I poked at Heath in my head and asked him if he liked contemporary music, he said that he didn’t mind it, but that he rarely found any that he truly liked. When I pressed on, he managed to come up with one song that he absolutely loves, but the smile that he gave me was a bit sad, and if you listen to this, you’ll know why.
That’s about it for today! Because there are almost thirty songs in this list of mine, I’ll share with you the Spotify-link to it. Click here to see more. If you don’t have Spotify and there’s interest, I’ll write them all down and make a post or you can email me and ask about the songs if you want.
Tomorrow is all about places and faces, I believe… So see you!