The new book is nearly here!
The soundtrack is a strange one because while my playlists normally run heavily in favour of songs with lyrics, this one didn’t. If it was a movie, there would be a lot of long slow pans of isolated snowy landscapes and forests, and the music followed a similar pattern for me. That said, there are still a few with lyrics; the non-vocal ones, know that they were just on repeat most of the time.
SJ Tucker – “Girl Into Devil“
Talked about this one a lot here.
“Shouldering a rifle, more to prove with every breath,//stolen fairytale girls make the difference between life and death.//It all comes down to choices, but you’ve only the hard ones left,//and so, all you can say is//’I belong to me. Even now, even here.'”
Sarah McLachlan – “Answer“
Although her husband Nick has been missing and doesn’t appear on page, this was their song.
“I will be the answer at the end of the line//I will be there for you while you take the time//In the burning of uncertainty, I will be your solid ground//I will hold the balance if you can’t look down”
Gregory Alan Isakov – “If I Go, I’m Goin’“
Likely due in part to it being used at the end of The Haunting of Hill House, but it reminds me of being haunted at home; TSP isn’t paranormal, but there’s a weight to Nick’s disappearance and a sense of his presence in his absence that is like a haunting.
Lotte Kestner – “True Faith” (cover)
I had this one on repeat a lot while writing.
“I used to think that the day would never come//That my life would depend on the morning sun//That the day would never come”
Sarah McLachlan – “Dirty Little Secret“
“But nothing seems to help me since you went away//I’m so tired of this town”
Callum McGraw – “Wayfaring Stranger” (cover)
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – “Wind River“
So my primary music for the book was the Wind River soundtrack. I’ll link here on Spotify but share the tracks I listened to the most. Particularly during the final chapters surrounding the storm, but overall these were my “isolated cold Yukon music” tracks.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – “Second Body“
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – “Bad News“
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – “Breakdown“
The Silent Places releases on Tuesday! Preorder now or patrons can download a four-chapter sample at Patreon.