Not everyone listens to music while they write, but bands, songs and albums often make their way into books and stories anyway. At Eternity’s Gate doesn’t really reference specific songs all too much, but music does affect the characters, specifically a young girl named Allie (or Al-Pal, or Lord Bookworm). I imagined what would be in her playlist and whipped it up on Spotify in no time flat. I may be guilty of writer’s bias here, as all the songs are from bands I listen to, but I’m sure Lord Bookworm would rock out to them anyway. Spotify Link. Youtube Link (ads suck and it’s missing a song).
There’s been a lot of talk about suicide on the net this week, and instead of piling more words on top of the already well crafted articles out there, I figured I’d point people in the direction of some songs. Anthony Green, front man for Circa Survive, has released two tracks on bandcamp under the title Prevention Songs. You can download them for free, but if you buy them 100% of the profit will go to the American association for suicide prevention.
Hold your friends close.