Here it is, friends, the official ⚡️THORUNN⚡️ Spotify playlist, all 85 mins of it!
I listened to these songs quite a bit while drafting, revising, and putting the finishing touches on my novel, and it’s carefully curated (if listening from the desktop, or premium on the app) to give y’all the perfect ⚡️THORUNN⚡️ listening experience. A good bit of these songs could apply to either Laine or Kenton, (though some are specific to each – kudos to you if you can accurately guess which!) but some also center around other characters – both friend and foe – and around themes from the novel: family, loss, forgiveness, hope.
The playlist starts off rather melancholy (given what happens to Kenton’s family in the beginning of the book), and bounces back and forth between anger and grief – with some encouragement slipped in between here and there – before leading to a defiant, hopeful ending. I’ve included some relevant lyrics from each song and there’s a mix of styles and genres from a wide variety of artists, though it does trend in the alt/rock direction. Music from the 70’s all the way to recent years has made the list, and there’s even a South African song gracing this collection!
⚡️THORUNN⚡️ releases May 20, 2020, everywhere books are sold, and I would be utterly delighted if y’all gave this playlist a listen while reading. It’ll definitely enhance your experience, and give you a peek into my state of mind while writing.
1. Fix You – Coldplay
2. Umama – Sjava
3. O-oh Child – The Five Stairsteps
4. Wolves – Down Like Silver
5. Drifting – Adelitas Way
6. Gone Away – Five Finger Death Punch
7. Nothing Makes Sense Anymore – Mike Shinoda
8. Faint – Linkin Park
9. Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars
10. Still Here – Digital Daggers
11. Speak to Me – Amy Lee
12. Running From My Shadow – Mike Shinoda
13. Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park
14. Waiting for the End – Linkin Park
15. Legends Never Die – League of Legends
16. Paint it, Black – Ciara
17. Robot Boy – Linkin Park
18. Dear Agony – Breaking Ben
19. Soldier – Fleurie
20. Gallows – Katie Garfield
21. Here I Am – Tommee Profitt
22. Love Hurts – Incubus
Can you tell I’m a Linkin Park fan?😉