The last song of the story – a happy, bubbly song for a happy ending 🙂 That’s it, the playlist is complete. I will soon post links to the whole thing compiled. But for now – enjoy Colbie Caillat and her “I Do”.
As we get closer to the end of the playlist – and closer to the release date – the character of the songs changes. Pink – “Glitter in the Air”. I adore this song.
This playlist is a little Adam Lambert-heavy, I admit 🙂
Mae’s acoustic version of Giving It Away has long been among my favorite songs. The scene that this song reflects wasn’t in the initial outline of Love Starved, but as soon as I started writing it, I had this melody in my head.
A theme of past experiences and how they shape and affect our lives as well as our outlooks is a recurring one throughout Love Starved. This song, Taylor Swift’s Innocent, sat in my inspiration playlist for ages, waiting for this particular story to grow from the little plot bunny into something real. Now that the novel is completed, polished and ready to fly into the world, I love how perfectly this song fits.
Perfect by Alanis Morissette is one of those songs that I’ve known and loved for years – decades, really, since it came out in 1995, when I was a teenager. It’s been on the Love Starved playlist from the very first outline of the story.
Safe and Sound is a Taylor Swift’s song, but I first heard it as a cover – this cover, by Tiffany Alvord and Megan Nicole – a couple of years ago, and I have a soft spot for this version.
Love Starved is a bit of a roller-coaster – sweet moments intertwined with heartache, hurt with comfort. This is a song I had on repeat while writing one of the most emotional and satisfying scenes in the book. It’s all about trust, about letting someone in…
If I were to choose the song that affected me most when I was writing Love Starved, this would be it. I’ve listened to it countless times, rewatched the music video time and again, and it still never fails to strike a chord.
Adam Lambert again.
Adam Lambert was one of a few artists I was listening to on repeat while writing Love Starved. Some of his songs influenced the plot or the mood, and the three that are on this playlist served as direct inspiration for scenes that I ended up writing (and loving every minute of it).
(It’s a fun coincidence that it’s time for the first of these three songs today, because tonight I’m going to see Queen and Adam Lambert in concert. So excited!)
Nothing like a family visit to disrupt a schedule. I have posts to make, and they are coming soon, but for now, it’s time for the second song in my Love Starved playlist.
I promise they aren’t all Disney songs 🙂
A Whole New World from Aladdin.