Sunday, September 21, 2014

The end is coming and here is the music to get you through!

As The Chronicles of Izzy comes to an end, I'm feeling terribly nostalgic!  So, I am going to do a series of blog posts leading up to the release of Awakens that looks back on the journey this series has taken me on!  I feel like this will give me a little closure as I say goodbye to the characters I've loved so much! 

Today, it is all about the music behind the series!  I have tons of music that I downloaded just to inspire the series.  Y'all may have seen a post here or there about the music I've listened to while writing, but what you may not know is that each character has their own playlist.  The minute these songs play, my mind is drawn to a specific person and event.... so without further ado, I give you the music that made the characters!

Let's start with Izzy, shall we.  Our plucky heroine that is thrust into the deep end and struggles to keep her head above water for the remainder of the series.  I've put her through hell and she came out stronger for it.   So here they are, songs of Izzy!

1. Ashes by the Bengsons
2. Seven Devils by Florence and the Machine
3. Arms by Christina Perri
4. Comes and Goes (In Waves) by Greg Laswell
5. Medicine by Daughter
6. 9 Crimes by Damien Rice
7. Last Year's War by Sarah Slean
8. Come by Fire by Sara Jackson-Holman
9.  War Sweater by Wakey!Wakey!
10. The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol
11. Black/White by Wendy McNeill
12.  Words in Your Eyes by Brooke Annibale
13. Swelling by Sarah Jaffe
14. The Other Side by Woodkid
15.  Battle Cry by Imagine Dragons
16.  Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel
17. Bogeyman by Johnny Hollow
18.  Feral Love by Chelsea Wolfe
19. The Devil Within by Digital Daggers
 20. Dark Paradise by Lana del Rey

Now let's jump on over to Kennan.  Surprisingly, or rather not so surprisingly, most of the songs for Izzy were also for him.... so he doesn't have too many that are all his own.  Poor Kennan :(.

1. Wave by Beck
2.  The Sun by The Naked and The Famous
3. Almost Lover by Jasmine Thompson
4. Do What You Have To Do by Sarah McLachlan
5. To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra
6. New Tricks by The Great Northern
7. Semi Automatic by The Boxer Rebellion
8. Dark Paradise by Lana del Rey <---- The Kennan and Izzy song.  :(

So, the last character I want to talk about is Aberto.  The man that showed up and changed everything I thought would happen in Izzy's story.  I know that most of you have very strong opinions about him... you either love him or hate him.... as for me.  Well, I love him.  He was what Izzy needed him to be at every point of her journey and well, he is just made of amazing.  Aberto stole my heart! There are a lot of songs that settle in my chest like a heavy but welcome weight and each and every last one of them leads straight back to Aberto. 

1. Stranger by Katie Costello <-----  Seriously, this should just be renamed Aberto's song.
2. Ghost in the Machine by The Fire and The Sea
3. Feel Me by Mecca Kalani
4. Stupid by Sarah McLachlan
5. Battle Cry by Imagine Dragons <----- this should be Izzy and Aberto's song.  ROFL!
6. Draw Your Swords by Angus and Julia Stone
7. Keep Me High by Adaline
8. Houses by Great Northern
9. Heavy in Your Arms by Florence + the Machine
10. The Leaving Song by Chris Garneau

And there you have it.... lots of songs to immediately rush out and add to your playlists....  Let me know what you think!  Do any of the songs resonate with you?  Are there any songs that you've heard that made you think of series?

Until next time!

Michelle Graves

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