Music Monday – Team – Lorde

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.

001603-black-paint-splatter-icon-media-music-eighth-notesSo, yet again, I’ve become obsessed with a song by Lorde. I discovered it while procrastinating (yes, it happens to the best of us) and scouring music videos on YouTube. By happy accident, “Team” popped up.
And. I. Was. Hooked!
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By now, I’ve watched the music video for “Team” at least a dozen times, and listened to the song itself even more. I just can’t get over its mystical, gritty, alluring tone and setting. I’m not even sure what’s happening in the video, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve created my own story for it–one that fits the story I’ve been working on for the past few months.
The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Day 2 Simply put, “Team” is a song that makes me want to write (which comes in handy on those procrastinating days, right? 😉 ).  So, here you go! Enjoy “Team” by Lorde. I hope it inspires you as it has inspired me!
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 – Royals – Lorde

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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To be honest, I’ve been obsessed with a few songs this week. So, I tossed a coin on which one to choose, and the winner was Lorde’s “Royals”.
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I find inspiration in this song for one simple reason: I LOVE Lorde’s voice. It has a husky, resonating quality to it with just a hint of edge. And that’s how I’ve always imagined my protagonist’s voice to sound like. Sharp yet soft, dark yet light. It’s kinda freaky, but also completley motivating. Every time I listen to “Royals”, my MC springs to life. I can actually “hear” her, which leads me to writing her in a sharper, realer, more genuine way.
So, if you’d like to listen to “Royals”, here you go! Maybe you’ll find inspiration in it as well?

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.