Soundtracks to my Books

I love listening to music while I write and usually make myself a playlist which I listen to over and over (and over) again.

Below I’ve listed some tracks from these playlist which sum up the atmosphere I’ve tried to create in each book (they’re good for a listen when you’re not reading too.)

(Click on the title to be taken to the book’s page)


In My View by Young Fathers

What Lovers Do (feat. SZA) by Maroon 5

But Now A Warm Feeling is Running by Fhin

Young by Vallis Alps

Metanoia by LANNDS

Polographia – AM by Polographia

3WW by alt-J

Two Weeks by FKA twigs

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

I’ve Been Thinking by Handsome Boy Modelling School & Cat Power

Bellyache by Billie Eilish

Retrograde by James Blake

Take Me To Church by Hozier

New York by St. Vincent

Low Light by Steve Gibbs


Paris Est Blanche by Siobhan Wilson

Lying With You by Charlotte Gainsbourg

Yo Mae Leh by Invisible Minds

Spring 1 by Max Richter, Daniel Hope, Konzerthaus Kammerorchestra Berlin & Andre de Ridder

Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg

High (Feat. Sarah de Warren) by För Alltid & Sarah de Warren

Moonrise by Zimmer

Veins by Mt. Wolf

Untitled by Hazey Eyes

Naeem by Bon Iver

Free by Kidswaste

Chihiro by Yoste

Toluca Lake by Tep No

Rivers (ConKi x RAMI Remix) by Allman Brown

Brave Face by Beth Rowley

Always There When I Need You by Salt Cathedral

Turn The Light by Karen O & Danger Mouse


Somebody Else by 1975

Fleur (feat. Teen Daze) by Instupendo

Magic by Coldplay

Habits (Stay High) [Hippie Sabotage Remix] by Tove Lo

Kingdom (feat. North Downs) by Maribou State

Phi by Max Cooper

Naive by The Kooks

Leave a Light On by Tom Walker

Bad Wings by The Glitch Mob

Let It Out (From “Xy Chelsea”) by Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth

Departure by IHF

Ecce Poque by BABE

Moment by Jeremy Warmsley

Daylight by Beauvois

Devil Eyes by Hippie Sabotage

Hazey by Glass Animals

Waiting by Hippie Sabotage

Sick by Donna Missal

The Hunger by Bat For Lashes


Don’t You Find by Jamie T

Tough Love by Jessie Ware

Palomino by Gemma Hayes

Stay Gold by First Aid Kit

Civilan by Wye Oak

Thrills by El May

Ophelia by Marika Hackman

Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins

Entanglement by Imogen Heap

You’re The One by Kate Bush

Halo by Ane Brun & Linnéa Olsson (The theme tune of the story)


Time Is Running Out by Muse

Genesis by Grimes

Feel Like I Do by Disclosure & Al Green

Never Had a Dream by hunck

Pillowtalk by ZAYN

Ten Miles High by Roísín Murphy

Bombay Blue by Mystery Jets

Alfonsina y el Mar by Ane Brun

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel


Long time by Blondie

Paper Romance by Groove Armada

On My Shoulders by The Dø

Preacher by Girl Ray

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National


Trojan Horses by Agnes Obel

Pendulum by FKA twigs

New Song by Warpaint

29 #Strafford APTS by Bon Iver

I put a spell on you by Nina Simone

Festival by Sigur Rós

Summertime by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra

Hallelujah performed by Jeff Buckley

Joe’s Dream by Bat for Lashes

Sunday Love by Bat for Lashes

Fidelity by Regina Spektor

The End of a Love Affair (Billy in the Sky) by Nicolas Repac

Ne Me Quitte Pas by Nina Simone

Feeling good by Nina Simone


Apparition by Stealing Sheep

Monument (The Inevitable End Version) by Röyksopp

Diagram Girl by Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve

Open Your Eyes by School of Seven Bells

Wide Open by The Chemical Brothers

Numbers by Daughter

Silent Sigh by Badly Drawn Boy

Unputdownable by Róisín Murphy

Steady by The Staves

Everything I Am Is Yours by Villagers


What Else Is There? (Radio Edit) by Röyksopp

No No No by Beirut

Never Ending Circles by CHVRCHES

Feel You by Julia Holter

At Once by Beirut

Sea Creatures by SOAK

Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware

Gorecki by Lamb

Leave a Trace (Four Tet Remix) by CHVRCHES

Saint Claude by Christine and the Queens

You & I (Forever) by Jessie Ware

Alive by Empire of the Sun


Winter Fields by Bat for Lashes

Winterwind by Sourya

Tiff by POLIÇA

These Days by Ane Brun

Fok by Ólafur Arnalds

Fever to the Form by Nick Mulvey

One Last Try by Ane Brun

Lokaou Augunum by Ólafur Arnalds

Glow by Ellie Williams


Black Sands by Bonobo (for a very French opening)

Left Alone (Featuring Chet Faker) by Flume (for Connor’s walk after he’s battled with Josie over her staying)

À tout à l’heure by Bibio (for Josie’s walk through the fields)

Late Night by Foals (for the sexy times)

Metamorphosis by Phillip Glass (for Cannes)

Play by iamamiwhoami (for more sexy times)

Dissolve me by alt-J (for the calm before the storm)

Dreams Today by Efterklang (For the trip to Aix)

22 by Night Beds (for the dark time in London)

Falling by HAIM (for the Awards Ceremony at the end)


Chloroform by Phoenix

Speed of Dark by Emiliana Torrini

BTSTU by Jai Paul (warning: explicit lyrics)

Youth by Daughter

36 by Kwes

Darkest (Dim) [feat. Gavin Turek] by TOKiMONSTA

Not the only one by William Arcane

Lose yourself to dance by Daft Punk

Teardrop by Massive Attack

Undertow by Ane Brun (for Jess’ black time)

Holocene by Bon Iver


Glory by Wye Oak

Recover by CHVRCHES

If I could change your mind by HAIM

Raein by Ólafur Arnalds

All your gold by Bat for Lashes

Southern Sun by Boy & Bear

Belongings by Clock Opera

This place is a shelter by Ólafur Arnalds

Forever by HAIM


Hunger of the Pine by alt-J

Shriek by Wye Oak

Old Money by Lana Del Rey

The way to the forest by Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains

Prince Johnny by St. Vincent

The wheel by SOHN

Drive by Marissa Nadler

Heavy Seas of Love by Damon Albarn

Hey Now by London Grammar

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