There are a couple of songs here which deserve extra recognition because without them those scenes would probably be very different from the way they turned out.
Damien Rice’s 9 Crimes was integral to the writing of the final water scene. I couldn’t have written the intensity of that scene without it. 9 Crimes just hit the tone perfectly for me and only God knows what would’ve happened to Poesy if it wasn’t for that song.
For Her Light by Fields of the Nephilim is another. Frankly, the Nephilim (early) is probably my biggest “go to” band for writing and a big part of my inspiration for writing this entire series. Between Neil Gaiman and Carl McCoy, well, just blame them both for the whole thing.
The others are great songs by great artists. If you want to figure out how to get in my head, they are all a good way to start . . .
(listed by chapter)
Common People – Pulp (Chapter 1)
People are Strange – The Doors (Chapter 1)
Whiskey a Go Go – Children on Stun (Chapter 1)
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix (Chapter 2)
I’m not in Love – Crystal Castles (Chapter 2)
Plug in Baby – Muse (Chapter 3)
Citizen Erased – Muse (Chapter 3)
Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Chapter 4)
Night by Candlelight – Afghan Whigs (Chapter 6)
Remedy – Little Boots (Chapter 6)
For Her Light – Fields of Nephilim (Chapter 6)
Things you should leave alone – Puracane (Chapter 10)
I bet you look good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys (Chapter 10)
Integral – Petshop Boys (Chapter 10)
Cantilena – Café Del Mar (Chapter 10)
Ready to Go – Republica (Chapter 10)
Metamorphosis – Phillip Glass (Chapter 12)
Die Alone – Ingrid Michaelson (Chapter 12)
Ball and Biscuit – The White Stripes (Chapter 13)
Feeling called Love – Pulp (Chapter 15)
Sin – Nine Inch Nails (Chapter 15)
The Funeral – Band of Horses (Chapter 16)
Alibis – Ocean Colour Scene (Chapter 16)
Feel So Different – Sinead O’Connor (Chapter 18)
Killing Moon – Echo & the Bunnyman (Chapter 18)
It’s All Over – The God Machine (Chapter 18)
9 Crimes – Damien Rice (Chapter 18)
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes (Prologue)