Rosi Golan - Can’t Go Back
I had some credit with Amazon’s mp3 store, so I nabbed a few tracks featured on The Vampire Diaries that I’ve wanted for a while and haven’t found on my usual sites. (And yes, generally I pay for music whenever possible — especially from non-major-label/lesser-known artists.)
I realize it’s pretty cliché that music from this show inspires the Club Fang writings, but if there’s one thing CW shows have always been great with (besides overpopulating tiny towns with unbelievably beautiful specimens of humanity), it’s finding good music for their series. TVD is no exception. One of the reasons I got emotionally attached to the show early on was the use of Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity” and Tyrone Wells’ “This is Beautiful” during important scenes. I may no longer be a teenager, but these ‘teens’ understand not only my musical taste but how essential it is to have a soundtrack to connect life to.
Songs from the series are far from my only writing inspiration, even for this series, but for the connective emotional tissue that is teens and the supernatural you really can’t go wrong with music from The Vampire Diaries.
Plus, mental images of Ian Somerhalder are always nice…
What music inspires y’all when writing? Are there certain genres/artists/tracks that work better for specific projects?