Reminder: this is a pro-Iluka space because I love all my imaginary friends, and bitching about him to me will get your comments blocked. 🙂
So “Wicked Game” was one of the songs around the fire in Yampellec’s Idol–I linked when I did that soundtrack post, but here was the cover of this song for that book.
That’s pretty close to how I hear Iluka’s voice, though his is a bit rougher.
I never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you
Iluka loves his old rock ballads, and he’s musically inclined as you’ll recall from books where he’s a regular. I always kind of heard “Crazy” as his song for Livi, right up until I heard that above cover of “Wicked Game” and I was like Oh. Oh yes, that’s the one.
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
There are a million fantastic covers out there–it’s a very versatile song, and that’s my favourite kind for a recurring theme song for characters (Livi and West is “Something I Need“, which I have a bazillion covers of and I would’ve posted at length about later on, were the series not ending prematurely). Of course the original is fantastic, but I listened to a lot of acoustic covers for the books.
In Charon’s Gold, I have another version on the soundtrack–a much more epic version I played on repeat for a thank-god-we’re-not-dead love scene with a female vocalist.
No, I don’t wanna fall in love
Lots of heartbreak, and drama, and life or death stakes–it’s perfect for this book, which is all about difficult choices, and when being in love causes more pain than joy.
Charon’s Gold releases October 25! (I’m pretty sure lol) And you can preorder now!
All of my Soundtrack Sunday posts are now linked on a central page.