October’s playlist was very minimal. I wasn’t really listening to a lot of music. There were things going on in my life that made it difficult to focus on what I’m passionate about. I’ve had moments where I’m just not sure why I’m doing what I’m doing. I think a lot of it has to do with our current situation with the pandemic and how it has impacted everyone’s lives.
I did have two epic inspirational songs I listened to on repeat for a short time that I think are worthy of mentioning. They are:
Before I share my list, just thought I’d mention that I’m doing Camp Nano this month. Goal is 30K words for a romance novella. It’s something different from the sci-fi and fantasy stuff.
As you know, I love music. I track monthly favorites in my bujo. I do it pretty sloppily but it’s nice being able to flip back and see what I’ve been listening to. I used to track it on this blog but stopped and I’m not sure why. I enjoyed doing that so I’ll continue it.
Here’s my top favorites/most listened to songs from June:
“Aeternum” by John Lunn for The Last Kingdom series on Netflix. The soundtrack for the series is simply amazing. It’s one of the best out there. I’d say it’s just as good as The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. “Aeternum” is so haunting. The drums and bass from 3:10 on is one of my favorites. In the show, they play that beat without the singing and it gives me goosebumps.
“Enso” by The Alliance. This is a trance song and has a pretty fast beat but at 2:00, it slows down to nothing and then picks up with an epic tune from 2:23 to 2:50.
“Last Hope” by Antoine Heid. I’ve shared this song before but I’ve started listening to it again. Mainly because I’m editing my sci-fi novella, but also because there’s a part of the song that has this really good drum piece that I missed before. It’s from 1:45 to 2:45. It’s sort of like a rolling drum but I’m not sure. It’s just fabulous!
“Zocalo” by Armin van Buuren. This is an old tune but I could never get enough of it. The breakdown from 3:35 to 5:15 kind of takes all my worries away.
“I Should Have Known” by Jovani feat. Jazzu. Love Jazzu’s voice, but also love the rolling drums. I’m a sucker for rolling drums.
Earlier this year I stumbled upon this music from Ryan Taubert and found it difficult to stop listening to it. I’ve been trying to write a fantasy novel about a type of fairy going extinct and this song playing in the background helped moved the story along. This song also got me hooked on Assassin’s Creed clips on Youtube. I’m not a gamer so I had no clue what this video game was about but I did some looking around and found that the stories to the game(s) are intriguing. Here is the song set to clips from Assassin’s Creed made by a fan. It’s a bit gory so if you can’t stomach it, don’t watch it. I like it for the art and graphics and music.