Fuel Your Letters with Music
If you’re looking for a way to take your letters a step deeper. Make them brighter. Give them more depth, I have a secret for you. Listen. Love. And Write. You’ve got the loving and writing thing down. So lets get you to listen.
Make a session out of your love-writing. Make it more than something fun. Find an hour, or two, or three and dedicate your afternoon too it. No facebook, no work calls, just you, the music in your ears and the pencil in your hand.
You need inspiration? Listen..
Before you write. Close your eyes. Chew each piece of the letter you are about to write. Savor each word. Listen.
No Light No Light: Florence and the Machine
If You Run: The Boxer Rebellion
Speed The Collapse: Metric
Samsketi: Sigur Ros
While You Write. Go. Let the words flow like a water fountain. Pour. Pour the contents out of your heart. Listen.
As I Lay My Head Down: Tamer Animals
Life In Technicolor: Coldplay
Hurt Me: The Jezabels
Clementine: Sarah Jaffe
Pacific: Sleeping at Last
I Can Feel A Hot One: Manchester Orchestra
In This Shirt: The Irrepressibles
While You Read It Back Over. Toss the words back through your mind. Don’t judge your content. Be proud of your outpour of love. Seal the envelope. Listen.
Point Me At Lost Lands: Tired Pony
Other Lives: Tamer Animals
Atlantic: Sleeping At Last
You need depth? Someone is hurting. You don’t quite understand. You need to dig deeper but your arms just can’t pull the shovel up one more time. Cozy yourself and listen. A tissue box might be necessary. Don’t be afraid to let yourself go. there. Listen.
Before you write. Release your thoughts. You’re safe here. Take them out of their respective bins and let them go free. You’ve kept them there too long. Be free. Feel. Breathe. Listen.
Cold Desert: Kings of Leon
Get On The Road: Tired Pony
Swelling: Sarah Jaffe
Breathe Me: Sia
Homesick: Sleeping at Last
While you write. Lift your pencil and let it move like a dancer on the wood floors. Let it sculpt the story you need to tell. Release. Pour. Listen.
Both Sides Are Even: The Boxer Rebellion
On The Nature Of Daylight: Max Richter
Angel: Sarah McLachlan
Hourglass: Sleeping at Last
Im There Too: Michelle Featherstone
Mothers: S. Carey
While You Read It Back. Settle yourself into your words. Wrap yourself in the shoelace of your thoughts with a double knot. Embrace the pain you’ve faced. Discover the new hope you’ve released and wrapped for someone to discover. Seal the envelope. Listen.
Im In Here: Sia
Into Dust: Mazzy Star
If you don’t like a song, change it. Make it yours and make this playlist your depth&inspiration go-to. Feeling down? Listen. Feeling enlightened? Listen. Find a zone and make cozy there. For, there, and only there, you will discover the most incredulous of treasures.