Writing Music: Baba Yetu18:15
Video game music is almost as good as movie soundtracks at evoking a sense of scene for me. They’re always filled with emotion and pictures, which makes them very easy to match to scenes while writing. Today’s piece of music is one of my favourite writing songs. While it does contain lyrics, they are surprisingly non-distracting. This week’s writing music is an amazing arrangement of the song Baba Yetu, the theme of the game Civilization IV, performed by one of my favourite musicians, acappella singer Peter Hollens.
To me, this song is all about beginnings and discovery. The start of the piece especially feels like we’re sweeping into a scene from afar, zooming in. It would suit a scene where a character is discovering an exciting new place for the first time or a scene where the character is having a new experience. It could also fit a scene where the characters are setting out on a quest, all positive and full of excitement about the road ahead.
What sort of scene do you think this piece suits? What writing music are you listening to this week?