Music Monday – Strip Me – Natasha Bedingfield

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-musicSo, I had a completely different song picked out for today’s Music Monday, but then I heard Natasha Bedingfield’s “Strip Me” on my way to work this morning and changed my mind.

Long ago, I was absolutely obsessed with this song. Then it faded off as I became obsessed with others. This morning was the first time I’d heard it in forever and I fell back in love with it. And I knew I had to share it with you!

NatashabeddingfeildStripMe“Strip Me” is a great song to listen to when you’re creating epiphany filled moments in your story. Or when your characters decide to take a stand for what they believe in. Seeing as I’m working on the end of my book, there have been many “epiphany” and “take a stand” moments, so this song hits home and inspires me to infuse the right tone and feeling while writing.

largeI also love this song’s music video. It adds oomph to the lyrics and brings them to life in a way that’s motivating, colorful, and beautiful. And also makes you want to stand up to the enemies in your life.

So if you’re looking for a song that’s energetic, heartfelt, and perfect for those revelation moments in your story, listen to “Strip Me” by Natasha Bedingfield.

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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3 thoughts on “Music Monday – Strip Me – Natasha Bedingfield

  1. This is a strange choice perhaps.
    Garth Brooks did a movie about a singer named Chris Gaines. There was an album and even a music video for one of the songs, then the movie wasn’t released. Well there is some great music on the CD. Garth Brook does some amazing things here.
    This song, Lost in You is one of those where once you are familiar with it you slip into this romance mood and drift into writing some revealing heart moments you can use in your characters.
    That’s one thing I enjoy about writing, sharing those deep feelings through characters and no one knows if they are real or pretend. But if you are very good, people know you are being real because you are relaying the feelings so clearly, there is no way you could have made them up.
    The song has been constantly popping into my mind recently. I didn’t even realize it until I read your post and I went I was like, what is that song. Oh the joys of amnesia, but sometimes it just takes the right person to make a memory come back.

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    1. That is a great song to get in a romantic mood for a story 🙂

      I agree writing allows us to convey feelings through our characters. Sometimes I don’t even know how I feel about something until my characters experience it. Sort of like a weird, unexpected journal, haha. Thanks for sharing “Lost In You”.


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