Listening

Music plays a huge role in my life and it’s particularly important for my writing. I like all
sorts of music (death metal excluded) but I especially dig love songs and for those who live in Melbourne, I used to listen to ‘Love Songs and Dedications’ with Richard Mercer.

My top 5 love songs (at the moment are):

  • “Work Song.” By Hozier
  • “One Hundred Miles.” By Sleep at Last
  • “Dreams.” (Naughty Boy remix) By Gabrielle
  • “One and Only.” By Adele
  • “Burn For you.” By John Farnham

I also develop playlists for each of my books to help me either get in the mood or focus on particular characters. This is the best way to get my mind in the game while annoying my neighbours.

For Hannah and Howard, some of the songs are:

  • “Free fallin’.”(Live) By John Mayer
  • “Human Touch.” By Bruce Springsteen
  • “Nothin’s real but love.” By Rebecca Ferguson
  • “Running if you call my name.” By HAIM
  • “#Beautiful.” By  Mariah Carey & Miguel
  • “Start of time.” By Gabrielle Aplin
  • “One little river.” By Clare Bowditch
  • “Feel again.” By One Republic
  • “Take Care (BBC version).” By Florence + the machine
  • “Get to me.”  By Lady Antebellum
  • “Invisible Empire.” KT Tunstall
  • “Ride.” By Lana Del Ray
  • “Dissolve me.”  Alt J
  • “River.”By Emeli Sandee
  • “Give me love” By Ed Sheeran
  •  “Someone for everyone.” By Nikka Costa
  • “This woman’s work.” By Maxwell

For Rose and Mack:

  • “Talk is cheap.” By Chet Faker
  • “Dead in the water.” By Ellie Goulding
  • “Eye of the needle.” By Sia
  • “With every heartbeat.” By Robyn
  • “Give it back.” By Gaelle
  • “Deep Sea Diver,” By Bat for lashes
  • “Beggin’ for thread.” By Banks
  • “Night glow.” By Foxes
  • “How big, how blue, how beautiful.” By Florence + The Machine
  • “Say what you want.” (BBC sessions) By Texas
  • “Love life.” By B.O.B.
  • “Let it be me.” By Ray La Montagna
  • “Love without Tragedy.” By Rhianna
  • “Piñata.” By Montgomery
  • “Saint Claude.” By Christine and The Queens
  • “Nightfall.” By London Grammar
  • “Closer.” By 9 Inch Nails.
  • “Angel.” By The XX
  • “Crash.” By Usher
  • “Sell it to me.” By Jarryd James