I don’t know about you but I love love love the use of music in storytelling to create mood. It’s common place in film, television and radio, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with books. I’m not the first. There is nascent but promising trend at the moment of attaching music to the e-book.
Below is a list, in no particular order, of the music I was listening to during the final stages of the book. These artists unravel stereotype in one way or another (for example, Lyric’s Born is a Japanese rapper!) and my hat goes off to them for the courage and passion it takes to go against the grain. The songs I’ve chosen set the tone I was after and I wanted to share that with readers.
A disclaimer: I have done this without the consent of the artists listed below. I did not ask if I could name their songs in my book (only title, no lyrics) nor did I ask if I could list them on my website. Or for that matter if I could link the titles to their videos. Rest assured I am no shill. Just a fan who really, really loves (there’s that word again) their music. If anyone objects, please let me know and I will cease and desist. Until then, enjoy.