“Running Up That Hill” – The Matriarch Soundtrack (Music to Write By)

SkyTreeFangMoon10I use music – often an entire playlist – to create a mindset and mood when I construct a scene. It helps me get into the heads of the characters and focus on what is happening.

“Running up That Hill” is a cover by Placebo of a song by Kate Bush. I love both versions, but the Placebo version inexplicably sounds more haunting to me; the echo of a female singer over the male vocals is a key reason. There is a critical scene in my book where the dialogue stops and the action takes over. The song feels intimate yet forbidden, pleasurable but dangerous.

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