Music Monday – Amen – Halestorm

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.

writing-to-musicThis past weekend, I officially began working on my new novel. To help kickstart my journey, I listened to one of my new obsessions: “Amen” by Halestorm.

halestormintothewildlifecd_638The number one thing I love about this song is its attitude. It’s great inspiration to help me develop my protagonist, who’s anything but an angel. He’s rebellious, selfish, and arrogant. He does what he wants when he wants. And he refuses to be controlled by others. Basically, he walks through life giving others the middle finger salute.

And this song is perfect to inspire that kind of “eff you” character.

I  also really like “Amen”s lyrics. They inspire all kinds of emotions and ideas:

A fire’s gotta burn
The world is gonna turn
A rain has gotta fall
Fate is gonna call
But I just keep on breathing
Long as my heart is beating

Someone’s gotta hate
It’s never gonna change
Gets harder everyday
This is one hell of a place
Keep your heart from freezing
To keep yourself believing

If you’re looking for an energetic, rebellious song that’s full of attitude, then check out Halestorm’s “Amen”.

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.

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Music Monday – Freak Like Me – Halestorm

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.

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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”.
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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.
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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.