Hey there, sassy ones.
I bet all you writer faces have soundtracks that get you in the mood to tackle that work in progress. I mention some of why music works for me in this post over here. There's a link, a conditioning where we link songs and feelings, creativity and lyrics. I want to know yours. What are you listening to while you write, these days?
Here's some of mine in no particular order. (you can assume everything Neko Case has ever done, and everything Florence and the Machine have ever done, too.)
The song to rule them all: Favorite, Neko Case
Videos have nothing to do with it. Tried to find the least obnoxious ones I could.
The Weepies, No One Knows Me at All
30 Seconds to Mars, Vox Populi
Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Worship Me Like a God & Twenty Minutes of Oxygen
Hammerfall, The Unforgiving Blade
Waltz Across Texas Tonight, Emmylou Harris
Just a Thought, Gnarls Barkley
Be Like Water, Sarah Fimm
True Love, Mark Mallman (although this video is pretty rad if you're a Band of Brothers fan)
Red Hot, Jurassic 5
Wolf Like Me, TV on the Radio
Time is Running Out, Muse
More Than a Feeling, Boston
What Sarah Said, Death Cab for Cutie
Out Loud, Dispatch
Downtown Train, Tom Waits
This Fire, Killswitch Engage
Show me yours, guys! Tell me why you chose the songs you did, if you so choose.
Have a happy Campaign!