Well, I do. And today I’m sharing it with all of you!
I’ve seen some authors do this in the past and absolutely love listening to the songs once I’ve read their books.
I’ve listed all of the songs below, but there is also a link at the bottom for the Spotify playlist I made. (If there was a specific chapter or scene I thought of with the song, I put that in parentheses next to the song below.)
I selected these songs based on either the lyrics, the meaning, the instrumental part or melody, or the overall vibe I get listening to the song. Some of these are about dreams, and others are just general songs that I listened to while I wrote my book. *note: none of these songs/artists are in any affiliation with Illusion. These are just songs that I really enjoyed and that inspired me while writing.
- Sleepsong by Bastille (I feel that this song really captures the meaning of my book. It has a bit of the creepy factor, while also having a bit of a romantic sound to it. This song really inspired me during the writing process. Bastille just seems to get me!)
- You Found Me by Kelly Clarkson (a song played at the dance)
- In the Shadows Tonight by Megan and Liz (Prologue)
- Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood
- Lights by Ellie Goulding (Chapter 2)
- Out of My League by Fitz and the Tantrums (Chapter 4)
- Paranoia by Max Frost (Chapter 2)
- Somewhere Only We Know by Keane (Chapter 13)
- Wait by M83
- Don’t Wake Me Up by Chris Brown
- Eyes Open by Taylor Swift
- Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (I also really like Fitz and the Tantrums cover of this song)
- Burning House by Cam (Chapter 38)
- Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (Chapter 20-21)
- Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
- I’m with you by Avril Lavine (Chapter 13)
- Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey (Chapter 35)
- I Was Made For Loving You by Tori Kelly feat. Ed Sheeran (Chapter 23)
- River Flows in You from the Twilight Soundtrack
- Midnight City by M83
- Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day (Chapter 39)
- Shatter Me by Lindsey Sterling feat. Lzzy Hale
If you guys thought of any songs while reading Illusion be sure to let me know! I would love to hear your ideas too!