Music Monday – Dark Paradise – Lana Del Rey

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-musicHave you ever heard a song and thought, “Whoa, this could be my book’s theme song!”? Well, that’s how I feel about Lana Del Rey’s “Dark Paradise”.
lana_del_rey___dark_paradise_by_joykill_design-d614nenI actually laughed when I first heard this song because it sounded exactly like my story’s female protagonist. The words, the voice, the tone, the emotion–everything about it was her.

Since then, I’ve listened to it countless times, and every time, I’m inspired by it. Lana Del Rey has one of those sweet, yet sultry voices that can borderline on eerie, which is perfect for my story.

What I love most about this song is its lyrics. I can’t explain how much they relate to my story. I feel like when I listen to them, I’m actually listening to my protagonist. It’s downright weird.

All my friends ask me why I stay strong
Tell ’em when you find true love, it lives on
That’s why I stay here

And there’s no remedy for memory, your face is like a melody
It won’t leave my head
Your soul is holding me and telling me that everything is fine
But I wish I was dead

c3ddb2965a98ea0f602a5f7f2e1a6452So, if you’re looking for a haunting song that inspires a wide range of emotions, check out Lana Del Rey’s “Dark Paradise“.

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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