Writing Music: Your Suggestions #219:32
A few weeks back, I asked for suggestions for music to help inspire me again. And you guys were so amazing with your response and gave me loads of good pieces to listen to. In fact, there were so many that I decided to share my favourites with everyone in a series. This is part two in the series. I won’t be sharing all the pieces unfortunately, but if you want to listen to them all yourself, you can check them out in the comments of THIS post. Or, if you missed the first post in this series, you can find that HERE.
Mumford and Sons-Believe
(Thanks to Jos R.)
This is quite a sombre, heartfelt song. It’s gentle for the most part, building up a little in the middle. It’s well worth listening to the lyrics in particular in this piece. To me, this song brings up images of a failing relationship, in the crucial moment when a decision has to be made whether to try and fix it, or to let it fade and die. It would make great inspiration for a romantic relationship.
Patrick Doyle-Neville’s Waltz
(Thanks to Topaz Winters)
This piece comes from the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I’ve never watched any of the Harry Potter videos, but I do love this waltz. To me, it has a very old-fashioned fairy tale feel to it. I think it doesn’t so much suit a ball, but more like a bucolic scene of happy life, either before everything goes wrong, or as a bright moment inside the darkness.
Banks-Begging for Thread
(Thanks to Jos R.)
This song has a darker feel to it, and the lyrics are great for inspiration. Plus I’m in love with the design of this lyric video. This piece would be perfect for character inspiration. To me it conjures up pictures of a character who craves acceptance, even though they’re different, but their words are always wrong and end up hurting the people around them.
Have you heard any of these songs before? Which is your favourite? Got any song recommendations for me? I might feature it in a future Writing Music: Your Suggestions post!