Music fuels me while I write. My Maidens & Monsters playlist is, at this point, rather extensive and there's a ton of overlap, but the below songs were new additions and really pushed ESME to completion.
WROTE MY WAY OUT from The Hamilton Mixtape -
Dude. Its hard to write and create when the world is in trouble. This track helped me remember to keep going.
TAKE ME TO CHURCH by Hozier
This one's pretty obvious, right? THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME has obvious church undertones, and when I decided to make Esme one of the Maidens, I knew this song would get some play.
GYPSY RHAPSODY by bond
Apart from the techno-y parts, this is not far from the music I imagine underscoring Meg's sensational dance act. (It's where I took the name of her dance, too.)
THE GREATEST by Sia
I happen to think Esme is the greatest, and if I had to pick her anthem I'd pick this. Things come at her as fast as she can juggle them, but she keeps going. #heroine
THROW DOWN THE BOWLINES by James Paget
Every playlist needs an epic instrumental, and this sums up a lot of the heroes rising aspect of the series. I expect it will get a lot of play in crafting ELIZABETH as well.
Other tracks that got a lot of play
FACADE, from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jekyll & Hyde
CASTLE, by Halsey
EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD, by Lorde