Music Behind A Time to Die

Half my inspiration comes from music. After all, the sense of hearing makes up 1/5 of our human forms of perception. We’re created to be inspired by sound.

So, on that note (pun intended), I thought I’d share the playlist I listened to while writing A Time to Die. At first, some songs were added because I liked their sound, but then I started adding songs because of their lyrics. The playlists I have for book two and book three are a lot more intentional and I look forward to sharing those with you someday, too!

For now, I’ve made you a playlist on Spotify.

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Spotify allows you to listen to these songs for free! Isn’t that cool? I only just discovered Spotify and it’s my new favorite form of listening to music. Just click on the picture or this Spotify link to listen to the playlist! Spotify might ask you to make an account. In which case, creating an account is free. I also hop to move this playlist to Youtube sometime, too (with cool visuals!)

All songs on my playlist are clean, but not all songs are “Christian.” Not all the songs were on Spotify because not all are available. I’m also a bit odd on the music-front. I prefer songs with lyrics. I can rarely do soundtracks as my writing music because movie soundtracks just make me think of the movie (and then I run off and watch it instead of writing!)

What do you think of the A Time to Die playlist?

Which of these songs is your favorite?


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About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.
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  1. I almost started crying on the Hey Jude song. It’s so bittersweet.

  2. I thought I was the only one who has to listen to music with words while I write! Everyone else has said instrumental is the only music to listen to. XD Sorry this is like… three years late, but I just got very excited.

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