Last week’s blog post listed the songs which helped me write The Alliance: Bloodlines. This week, I go into more depth with my playlist selection for Drakon. You’ll find lots of similarities here—it’s completely obvious rock music fuels my soul—and you’ll even notice some repeats from the previous list.
For Drakon, I kept some of the fast and heavy songs which I like to play while visualizing a fight scene or action sequence. “Down with the Sickness” and “Bodies” are two of my top contenders for fight scenes.
“End of the World” is a song I always imagined being a perfect theme song if the Alliance had a TV adaptation. I think the song packs an emotionally fitting punch for the series as a whole.
“Hero” is a song that I find really suiting for Bailey and Jameson. I imagine their inner voices singing this.
“Get Out Alive” and “Animal I Have Become” are for Jameson’s story. “40 Miles from the Sun” is also one for Jameson’s flashbacks—specifically the demon dimension of Drakon.
I can’t help but to think of classics when I write scenes for Star. Jess is a fan of metal and classic rock so I feel he would approve of most of the full playlist below.
If you’ve read the series, i’d would love to know which songs you’d pick for a theme song or specific characters.
The Drakon playlist:
“End of the World” by Cold
“Hurt” Johnny Cash’s NIN cover
“Break on Through (to the Other Side)” by The Doors
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Guns N’ Roses
“Come as You Are” by Nirvana
“45” by Shinedown
“Never Too Late” by Three Days Grace
“Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace
“Get Out Alive” by Three Days Grace
“40 Miles from the Sun” by Bush
“You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had a Chance” by A Day To Remember
“Hero” by Skillet
“Monster” by Skillet
“Awake and Alive” by Skillet
“Take Me” by Papa Roach
“Scars” by Papa Roach
“Change or Die” by Papa Roach
“So Far Away” by Staind
“Fade” by Staind
“Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed
“Stricken” by Disturbed
“Land of Confusion” by Disturbed
“Indestructible” by Disturbed
“Bodies” by Drowning Pool
“37 Stitches” by Drowning Pool
“Nightmare” by Avenged Sevenfold
“Numb” by Linkin Park
“What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park
“So Cold” by Breaking Benjamin
“I Will Not Bow” by Breaking Benjamin
“6th Avenue Heartache” By The Wallflowers