I come from musical people. Not just Musical People (Broadway, etc.), but music people. My parents met doing musical theater, my little sister is likely to study Vocal Performance/Musical Theater at college, I’ve performed in musicals and spent more than ten year in various choirs.
Even though I’m five years out from my last music gig, music still has an incredible impact on me. Even being a writer, music is still the form most likely to get me from emotionally neutral to teary in 60 seconds flat.
I’ve talked before about the fact that I write to music. In fact, music is so integrated into my process that I seldom really feel like I have my head wrapped around a story concept until I’ve settled on at least a small handful of songs that take me to the right mental/emotional headspace.
Here’s some music that’s gotten me moving and kept me writing in the last few months:
Postmodern Jukebox “Die Young”
Daft Punk ft. Farrell Williams “Get Lucky”
Amy McNally Hazardous Fiddle
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Stars”
Two Steps From Hell Archangel