When I’m working on stories, I need a proper soundtrack to get the juices flowing. That’s one of my key tools in fighting Blank Page Syndrome. The other happens to be copious amounts of coffee and tea. So yesterday I was plunging into a gritty bar scene for the latest Airship story. I love, love, love writing about dicey, dirty bars rife with tension and danger. This was one such. But when I was flipping through my playlist, a lot of the songs just weren’t resonating with the scene. After all, it was a reckless, tense, yet still fun scene to write.
What solution did I come across?
Tarantella from This Way to the Egress’s latest release. The jaunty melody with interspersed serious sections fit the scene to a T, and the words started flowing. If you get the chance to give them a listen, I highly recommend.