Like just about everyone else who writes these days, I have a playlist for my WIP. Mostly it includes songs by Snow Patrol, Florence and the Machine, and Imagine Dragons. Not a big surprise considering all three of these groups are fairly popular.
Usually, I listen to a couple songs to get me in the right frame of mind for writing a particular scene, but when I settle in to do the actual work, I prefer not to listen to anything with lyrics. I find it hard to sort out my own words when someone else’s are blaring in my ears.
That’s where the Tron soundtracks come in handy in all their electronic glory, especially Tron Legacy Reconfigured, the remix album. I fully admit to being a big Tron nerd. Like probably worse than this:
And yes, I own a Tron shirt. Actually, it’s in the mail right now. (Yay!) Sheldon would approve. And so would Tron Guy:
If you don’t know who he is, I won’t waste your time explaining. Let’s just say he brings Tron obsession to a whole new level and was apparently banned from theatres. I’ll proudly wear a Tron t-shirt, but I draw the line at the helmet and glowing spandex.
Anyway, my WIP is sci-fi, so what better to listen to for inspiration than sci-fi music? That being said, I’m ridiculously excited that the Tron: Uprising soundtrack came out on Tuesday:
In case you aren’t familiar, Tron: Uprising is a cartoon series that takes place between the original Tron and Tron: Legacy. And if you weren’t familiar, you probably really didn’t care, but now you know. Elijah Wood does the voice of the main character, Beck. Since he also played Frodo Baggins, I’m pretty sure that makes him a bigger nerd than I could ever hope to be.
So instead of getting distracted by lyrics while I write, I get distracted by the urge to dance, which is really bad, because I can’t dance. Not even a little.
Is there anything weird or wonderful on your playlist?