Music Monday – Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

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.

writing-to-musicAs I mentioned on Friday, I planned on being a big ol’ hermit this weekend to catch up on my manuscript. Well, I succeeded! After I got home on Friday night, I locked the doors and hunkered down for two straight days of writing.

To be honest, I didn’t listen to much music the past couple of days. When I write, I need absolute silence. And the only time I broke the silence in my house this weekend was to take breaks to eat and watch an episode of The Mindy Project (FYI: Funniest. Show. Ever!).

However, on my way to work this morning, I set my iPod to shuffle and stumbled across Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”. And I fell in love with it–er, more than I already was. It’s perfect for the chapters I’m currently working on.

adele21To me, this is a cinematic type song. It’s dramatic and grand, and overflowing with emotions. Plus the lyrics are amazing and offer up their own serving of inspiration.

As I listen to “Set Fire to the Rain”, I “see” my characters moving, talking, reacting, and feeling. And the setting around them is there, bold, colorful, and believable.

So, if you’re looking for a powerful song that gives a writer a paintbrush and a thousand colors to create moving, vivid scenes, then check out Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Music Monday – Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

  1. I have some old Puddle of Mudd songs running like Control, okay just Control over and over, and then as an odd flip to it some John Legend. One song by Bruno Mars that is a bit wild for me that I like the music to is Gorilla, but some words are a bit umm…naughty. But when writing I only hear the music, beat in my head. I listen to a few seconds of a song for the mood, since I can’t listen to all of a song or the migraines spike.

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  2. Such a passionate song . . . fun that it “found” you at a good time. 🙂 I also like the “Hermits United” .gif . . . will be sharing that. 😉 I haven’t written. Am supposed to be writing tonight but am reading blogs instead for the moment. Errrr. 😉 Maybe I need to listen to that song again. 🙂 Nicole

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