Music can provide a great source of inspiration for writers. But some songs simply resonate with writers, the words speaking right to their soul.
I’m still away at the moment, so for time reasons I’m keeping this blog post nice and simple, and a little fun! It’s a little different to what I usually post, but I thought I’d share 5 songs I love, and always make me think of writing and the journey that comes with it.
1. Things That Stop You Dreaming – Passenger
I actually wrote a whole post inspired by this song once. Things That Stop You Dreaming is a fantastic song to help you put your dreams into perspective and encourage you to work for the things you really want. Not only that, but it’s beautiful.
2. High Hopes – Panic! at the Disco
This song is all about making an impact, building a legacy, and hoping for the best no matter what. It’s extravagant, upbeat and really makes you feel invincible.
3. Poet – Bastille
Like the others, this song isn’t directly about novel writing. However it does highlight the way words can immortalise a moment or a person or a memory. It’s different, emotional and romantic, and truly expresses the importance of words.
4. Rewrite – Paul Simon
Rewrites…they’re not easy. Give this song a listen to remind yourself that you’re not alone. When you’re having one of those screwing up the pages/deleting paragraphs moments, it can be helpful to realise it happens to us all. Another fun, yet beautiful song.
5. Don’t Worry – Frank Turner
This one is completely not about writing at all. But as writers we often found ourselves consumed in worries and doubts. This song is a comforting reminder to stay positive and keep going, always.
What songs keep you motivated as a writer? I love music, so I’d love to check out your suggestions. Drop them in the comments below.