Welcome to Music Monday! As many of you know, music contributes a great deal to my writing process. Whether it’s a song’s lyrics, beat, rhythm, or tone, I find myself constantly inspired by it.
This week, I will be working on some of the most intense, emotional scenes in my manuscript. In preparation for writing these heartbreaking chapters, and dragging my characters through the mud and turning their worlds upside down, I’ve been listening to Eminem and Rihanna’s powerful hit, “Love The Way You Lie”.
This song is packed with conflict, pain, and all of the emotions I need to feel while writing these explosive scenes: betrayal, fury, heartbreak, fear, regret…I also love the lyrics and music video. Both help me tap into my dark side and go to places I don’t want to go–but must.
So, if you’re looking for a song that touches upon heavy topics, and inspires intense emotions, check out “Love The Way You Lie”.
What song(s) are you in love with right now? Which one(s) offer you inspiration? Let me know! I’m always searching for songs that motivate my writing.
4 thoughts on “Music Monday – Love The Way You Lie – Eminem and Rihanna”
Deep and dark song choice! Certainly gets you in the mood to ruin a character’s day. There’s a(n) hilarious spoof to this song on YouTube by Barely Political: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dNryy5elc8
I’ve been burning a hole in the soundtrack from the movie Chef. My awful writing seems to flow when listening to music with a good beat. And since I don’t know a lick of Spanish, some of the song lyrics don’t get in my way!
To be honest, I can’t watch spoofs on songs/movies I love. It ruins them for me, lol!! (Yes, many of my friends have called me crazy/annoying for this tick, but I can’t help it, haha)
I’ll have to check out the soundtrack to the movie Chef! Thanks for the tip 🙂
Love the song choice Jen! I always turn to Rihanna when my heroine needs to excited pain, heartbreak and anger.
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