Welcome to Music Monday! As many of you know, music contributes a great deal to my writing process. Whether it’s a song’s lyrics, beat, rhythm, or tone, I find myself constantly inspired by it.
Last weekend I asked my brother in-law if he could make me a mix of his favorite rock/hard rock music. I don’t have much of that genre in my collection and I was feeling the need to listen to it for a certain character in my book. Less than a hour later, he came back with three CD’s worth of songs. Amongst them was Halestorm’s, “Freak Like Me”.
This song encompasses everything I was looking for to develop my secondary character. It’s fast-paced, rough, and, well, a little crazy. And that’s all perfect for this young man. He’s not quite stable, acts out all the time, and is often angry with those around him. Whenever someone attempts to control him or tells him to be more careful, he rebels. He just wants to live the life he wants, even though living it that way might be his doom.
So, if you’re looking for a kick ass song that’s on the wild side, take a listen to “Freak Like Me” by Halestorm:
What song(s) are you in love with right now? Which one(s) offer you inspiration? Let me know! I’m always searching for songs that motivate my writing.