A is for Abba, Adele, and The All-American Rejects
As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing.
Let’s start with Abba. I grew up with their music in the house. I enjoyed some of their songs in school musicals (my teachers were big fans). And I even had a few of their songs on my playlist as a teenager. But it wasn’t until the movie “Mamma Mia!” came out that I really noticed their music in the form of stories. Now I have a playlist of Abba music to write to. I usually listen to them when I want an upbeat story. I don’t have a favourite album: I love all of their music. My favourite song: “Does Your Mother Know?”.
Adele… What can I say about her? Something about her music captures emotion in a way that can easily turn into Deep Point of View scenes (for non-writers: those deeply emotional scenes where you just know how the main character feels, because those are emotions you’ve experienced yourself). I’ve been a fan since the first note. My favourite album: “21”. My favourite song (there are so many!): “Rolling in the Deep”.
The All-American Rejects. You’ve heard their music in “Smallville” and “She’s the Man” (among others). They capture teenage angst, alienation and elevated feelings perfectly. When I can’t find my inner teenager, I listen to them. Yeah, I write a lot of Young Adult. My favourite album (I have three!): “Move Along”. Favourite song: “It Ends Tonight”.
Word of the day: acoustic.
According to Collins English Dictionary: acoustic adj (of a musical instrument) not electronically amplified.
Adele has quite a collection of acoustic versions of her songs. The All-American Rejects do too.
And just to show how versatile The All-American Rejects are, here’s my favourite song from my morning playlist:
Do you like any of the above mentioned groups? Do you have a favourite music group/artist that starts with an “A”?
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