There are so many different genres in the music world that it reminds me very much of the book world. Songs tell stories, but just in a different way than books. I can say that music inspires me to either go do something, or to sit down and write. I'm sure it does the same for you all!
Usually its sweeping, simple, classical piano music that gets my brain working. But on happy spring days I prefer to listen to more "bouncy" songs. These songs usually don't have anything to do with inspiring me to write, but they're light and carefree. I thought I'd share a few of my current favorites with you all today!
My favorite pianist, Brian Crain, writes incredibly simple, beautiful music that isn't complex at all, but is nonetheless stunning. His music is easy to listen to turned down while I write (if it wasn't turned down I wouldn't be able to focus on anything but the song!), and depending on the song, makes me think of different time periods that might influence a story.
Probably my favorite of his many pieces is Song for Sienna. It's so wistful!
Tyrone Wells is another great artist. And while I don't like all of his songs, I do love a few like, Happy as the Sun and Beautiful Girl, Beautiful World.
And my current favorite is Pocketful of Poetry by Mindy Gledhill. She writes such sweet lyrics and catchy tunes!
Here are a few more of her songs.
I Do Adore
All the Pennies
What songs will you be listening to this spring/summer? Happy writing, everyone!