Happy Friday, lovely readers!
Today I’m going to share a few more tracks from my Winterspell playlist. You can see part 1 of this playlist series here.
I won’t give you the full intro spiel here (you can check out part 1 for that), but basically all you need to know is that I use playlists extensively when I write, and the Winterspell playlist became particularly long and elaborate because I had such specific ideas about the look and feel of this world.
So, without further ado, enjoy!
"To Jerusalem" from Harry Gregson-Williams’s Kingdom of Heaven score. This is “theme music,” I guess you could say, for one of the districts of Cane—Kafflock, where the most beautiful humans have been selected and enslaved for the faeries’ delight.
This track, "Dissolve," from Atticus Ross’s score for The Book of Eli, accompanies a moment in which Clara and Nicholas examine a map of the new Cane, and learn of all the terrible things that have happened to the humans there in Nicholas’s absence. I like how this track sounds so ominous and almost like it musically describes someone feeling horrified and overwhelmed—which is certainly how Clara and Nicholas feel at this point in the story.
"The Journey," again from Atticus Ross’s score for The Book of Eli. (Yes, I do very much like this score—so moody and atmospheric!) All I will say about this track is that it goes along with a number of scenes during which Clara is traveling underground—into absolutely certain danger. When listening to this track, I can clearly picture the darkness of the tunnel, the gritty sludge she must crawl through, the lonely circle of her headlight in the black.
Okay, so this track just makes me happy. And you might be thinking it’s an odd choice, considering the mood of the other tracks that have been on this playlist. But that’s 100% appropriate, because at this point in the story, things change drastically for Clara with the appearance of Anise, queen of the faeries. Think Technicolor. Think glamour. Think total, destructive decadence. "Hindi Sad Diamonds" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, composed by Craig Armstrong. (Who else here was as OBSESSED with Moulin Rouge in high school as I was??)
"Dress Waltz" from Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Legend is a gorgeous, seductive, haunting piece of music that perfectly captures the mood in Part III of Winterspell. And that’s all I’m gonna say, because I don’t want to ruin it for you! *bounces*
I hope you enjoyed this week’s playlist selections! Tune in for more next week!
Until then, happy reading, and be well!
P. S. 18 DAYS!!!