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Music that Inspires

As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post, music can fuel writing. But it’s not just the lyrics that can be inspiring. Music videos are like mini-films. They can tell a story or give you a glimpse of a bigger picture in just a few minutes. They can give you insights into a character or ideas for a character.

As a writer, I think there is a lot of inspiration to be gathered from other art. Art begets art, right? I’m a believer. So here is a little inspiration for your Monday. I hope you can gain inspiration for a character or plot point, and if you’re reading this and you’re not a writer, I hope you gain inspiration for one of your endeavors anyway.


10 Songs for Creative Inspiration (Pt. 1)

I love music even though I can’t read it and can’t sing worth a damn. It’s an art I truly appreciate. Sometimes, I use it for writing inspiration. Other times I write in silence. Every artist has their own preference. While I often feel that music with words can be distracting while writing, I guess it depends on my mood because I will listen to both. Below, I’ve inserted some of the songs on my current writing playlist.

My partner always comments on how he thinks a lot of the music I listen to “is so sad.” I find creative inspiration and wonder in them. Some of the songs below start out slow and then pick up. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you have any song suggestions, please leave a comment below.

Many of these songs don’t have official videos.

Happy listening!


Laurel – Blue Blood

Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

Pogo – Lost

Aqualung – To the Wonder

Oh Wonder – Technicolor Beat

Architecture in Helsinki – Do the Whirlwind

Soap&Skin – Me and the Devil

Jaymes Young – Moondust

LP – Muddy Water

Troye Sivan – Fools