In my searches for interesting new music to listen to, I often find uplifting, dramatic, or exciting music, inspiring thoughts of battles, epic journeys and triumphant endings. But I’ve always found it difficult to locate much music good for sad or subdued moods and scenes. However, this week’s Writing Music piece, Whispers, from the musician Eurielle, is good for the type of scene that needs a more sorrowful, yet not intensely grieving mood, and the music video could be an interesting source of story inspiration too.
The music video shows a man’s journey through his grief after losing his wife. The music echoes this mood, with an almost ominous opening, while the main melody is carried by haunting, wordless vocals. The mood of this piece is generally quite subdued, sad and even a little eerie at times, but it still manages to have a few uplifting moments. This piece could be good for a graveside scene sometime after a funeral, or a scene where a character is trying to come to terms with some loss. On a slightly less sorrowful note, I could also see this music being useful for a scene of haunting, unearthly beauty.
Have you ever found inspiration from a music video as well as from a song? What sort of scene do you think this piece would suit? What are you listening to this week? Recommend me some great music!