Absolution, like Penitence and Heavenly, were written over a period of months where all I listened to was the playlist of whichever book I was writing at the time. The songs became so much a part of the creative process, I can't listen to ANY of the playlists now without seeing Matthias, Zoe, Weston...Abria. The parties. The temptation. Black spirits. Albert.
I associate certain songs with certain moments, like Sara Bareilles' Gravity captures Zoe's deep feelings for Matthias.
Breathe On Me, by Britney Spears captures Zoe's very mortal attraction to Weston. And his to her.
I hope you enjoy the playlists. I wonder which song will bring to mind certain scenes for you? Write me and tell me.
Gravity - Sara Bareilles
Ghost - Blue Foundation
Unusual You - Britney Spears
Woman in Me - Amanda Kaletsky
All the Things She Said - T.A.T.U.
Soulmate - Natasha Bedingfield
Sing for Absolution - Muse
Tonight and the Rest of My Life - Nina Gordon
Breathe On Me - Britney Spears
Never Say Never - the Fray
Without Warning - Allred
The Sound of White - Missy Higgins
Twenty-Four Hours - Athlete
Lovesick Mistake - Erin Mc Carley
Prom Theme - Fountains of Wayne