Well, anyway, since that was on my mind and I didn't have a better idea for this week's blog post, I spent an afternoon bringing together a playlist of songs that I think go well with Bonds of Fenris. Some of these have been associated with scenes in the book since first draft, others are newer additions. I hope it'll give potential readers an idea of how the book "feels".
"Under the Milky Way", Church
"I Need A Dollar", Aloe Blacc
"In Too Deep", Sum 41
"Sinnerman", Nina Simone*
"Mad World", Gary Jules
"Losing My Religion", R.E.M.
"Letters From The Sky", Civil Twilight
"Going Under", Evanescence
"Twenty-One Guns", Green Day
"M4 (Part II)", Faunts
"Crockett's Theme", Jan Hammer**
"Glad You Came", The Wanted***
"Just What I Needed", The Cars
"Scars", Papa Roach
"Hash Pipe", Weezer
"My Friends", Red Hot Chili Peppers
"All I Want", The Offspring
"Knights of Cydonia", Muse****
"The Piper", ABBA
*Not sure about this one -- the air of increasing panic is perfect, but the ending less so. And frankly, the song goes on about 6 minutes longer than it needs to.
**Yes, from Miami Vice. And Pure Moods. Shut up.
***I did not know this was a boy band until I looked up the video. I thought it was a David Guetta-type song, not five identical-sounding "cute" guys. I almost replaced it, but decided that "too happy to care about embarrassing yourself" works with the scene in question.
****Epic, or mock epic? You decide!