Bishop Briggs – “Dark Side“
As previously said, this is pretty much Elis’s theme song.
Acting like I’m heartless, I do it all the time//That don’t mean I’m scarless, that don’t mean I’m fine//But you’ll see//When someone else makes you this way//Oh, I drain your life//’Til there’s nothing left but your blood shot eyes//Oh, I take my time//’Til I show you how I feel inside//Welcome to my dark side
E.S. Posthumus – “Moonlight Sonata“
Also the title of the first chapter as I always saw Elis creeping through the moonlight about to kill to it, blue lightning crackling down her arm.
Apocalyptica – “The Path Vol 1“
Another of Elis’s theme songs and I wrote a lot of action sequences to it.
I want to live in fire//With all the taste I desire//It’s all good if you let me dive//With some sharks on the ground
J2 feat Blu Holliday – “Born To Be Wild“
I listened to a lot of different (and often epic) covers of well-known songs for this–I think because it’s sort of post-apocalyptic, and because this is Demons of Oblivion: The Next Generation, it fit the feel of the book in my head.
Gin Wigmore – “Kill of the Night“
I mean…Elis is a serial killer.
Now you’re mine//But what do I do with you, boy//I’ll take your heart//To kick around as a toy//The danger is I’m dangerous//And I might just tear you apart//Oh I’m gonna catch ya//I’m gonna get ya, get ya//Oh, ah, oh I wanna taste the way that you bleed, oh
Rainne – “Maneater” (Hall & Oats cover)
*stares directly at camera*
Lorde – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World“
Shawn James – “Burn the Witch“
I love Shawn James, but tbh I’d kill for a female vocalist to cover this (like actually would legit murder to have it be Mary Elizabeth McGlynn), but I adore this song and there’s a chapter titled after it in the book.
But I won’t scream, won’t give them that satisfaction//No I won’t confess my false interaction//As I breathe deep and prepare for my passing//I hear them chant, burn the witch
Ex Makina- “Wonderwall“
I did a whole other post on that–I was surprised at Elis and Melinoe connecting, and this was their song (along with other versions of it) that will probably carry through the series.
Because maybe you’re gonna be the one that saves me.
Lana Del Rey – “Season of the Witch“
When Elis is having fun tormenting men, this is what I hear.
Hidden Citizens – “Don’t Speak“
The title of the penultimate chapter, though I played it a bit through the climax.
Don’t speak//I know just what you’re saying//So please stop explaining//Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts//Don’t speak//I know what you’re thinking//I don’t need your reasons//Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts
Les Friction – “Your World Will Fail“
(One of) Ashur’s themes. (Yes, he’ll be back.) You can kind of see the moment his wings expand bodies turn to ash at 2:50.
Your world will fail my love//It’s far beyond repair//Your world will fail//If you are alive you must run for you life//It’s calm before the rage//Hostage in a cage//Your world will fail now//What will it take just to wake up this place//Bring you all to life
Sam Tinnesz – “Far From Home (The Raven)“
The air is cold//The night is long//I feel like I might fade into the dawn//Fade until I’m gone
Madonna – “Promise to Try“
Elis is very shaped by the death of her mother.
Will she see me cry when I stumble and fall//Does she hear my voice in the night when I call
Think Up Anger feat. Malia J “Shout“
This played a lot while they were creeping through the other dimension.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn & Akira Yamaoka – “Tender Sugar“
The final chapter.