Sometimes in my brain the link between a book I write and a piece of music is incredibly strong. The strongest was this year when I wrote the song No Good Can Come From This after hearing it in my head as I wrote a passage in River of Salt. I recorded the song and encourage any of you who are reading or who have read the book to listen to the song. It goes with p 33. You can find the song on Spotify or download it for about a dollar (CD Baby).
The reverse happened with Before It Breaks. Set in Broome I wanted the oppressive atmosphere from my track Waiting For The Cyclone. Again, it is available on Spotify to stream or you can download. Sit back, have a cool drink, read a few pages with the song in the background.
There is nothing specific for City of Light but I reckon Old Stock Rd might be a good match. Any other suggestions from somebody who has read or heard both? Old Stock Rd can be found on Spotify, downloaded individually or from the album Free Kicks. Exxxpresso likewise, no specific match but Rick’s obsession with his Ex Marietta is close to Craig Nelson from my play The King and Me and his obsession with his Ex. On the soundtrack album of The King and Me is a track I Don’t Need You Now. You can order the CD from my website. It’s not expensive. I’m thinking of recording the whole play as an audio book so stay tuned.
Anyway, the link between prose and music can be fun to explore – try it sometime.