What kind of music do you like to listen to while writing?


#1

I personally will listen to movie soundtracks, especially the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone, or ambient music, trip-hop, and road-tripping music!


#2

I feel like music really sets the mood, so it’s different depending on what I’m writing. Right now I’m working on sort of a noir thriller, so I’ve been listening to dreamy noir jazz like Moon Dreams by Miles Davis, etc


#3

I’m not sure if this is an actual genre or not, this is just what I search on YouTube to find the songs, but epic pop is a favorite of mine. I have an entire playlist dedicated to it for my fantasy writing. Right now, Hidden Citizens is a big one. Damned Anthem, UNSECRET. There are more, but those are my favorites.


#4

Miles is a staple of my playlist as well, especially the Kind of Blue album!


#5

Awesome! Yeah, his music just puts me in the perfect writing mood


#6

This playlist is my go-to for my current novel even though I’m not writing anything post apocalyptic. Johnny Cash is a must when writing about the Fae. Or roadtrips.


#7

I’ve mentioned my eclectic music playlist in another thread somewhere, but it’s called “Best of Shady RWBYTale.” It’s a mix of songs from Shady Cicada, the soundtrack of Undertale, and songs from the Rooster Teeth animated series RWBY. It’s got a lot of rock as well as other genres, and fits most of what I write pretty well.


#8

Anything I know all the words to, so it doesn’t distract me. I turn it up super loud and ignore the world.

If I’m writing for a long amount of time, listening to something with lyrics can give me a headache, so I’ll switch over to Ehrling. Love his music.


#9

I go from this:

to this

fairly often lol


#10

I generally vacillate between lofi collections and death/heavy metal like Rivers of Nihil or Outre Tombe, those options create very different scenes. Sometimes also go with some good-old-fashioned rock like The Strokes.


#11

It depends on what the mood of the story is or it just depends on the pacing or the plot.
For something sad but calming


For something fast paced or energetic

#12

I listen to a lot of sad music. (Unless I’m in a mood, then I’ll listen to, like, upbeat music and “battle music”).

I mean, I listen to everything, but I write song, and they’re all sad and poetic. So, I try to listen to similar music as it helps me write songs :slight_smile:


#13

And usually, I’ll be writing a book and halfway through I’ll be like, “OH A SONG I COULD WRITE!”

It’s a really mixed bag.


#14

Ooh I love Sufjan! But it’s hard for me to write when I’m listening to music with lyrics


#15

I guess it depends on everyone.
Also I like sufjan too. My sister introduced me this song and this song blasted me with so much inspiration


#16

The Illinois album is awesome too


#17

I like to listen to Lofi music on my Youtube playlist while writing or practising digital art, it soothes my soul :slight_smile:


#18

I listen to whatever mood the chapter is going to be like, so if it’s sad i’m gonna listen to sad music and if it’s happy i’ll listen to happy music. I feel as if it helps me write and feel the same emotions the characters would.


#19

I can’t listen to music when I write because it disrupts my ability to think up cohesive sentences, but when I do, I either listen to lofi or chillstep.


#20

It’s mostly prog rock/metal for me :slight_smile: I love bands like, Rush, Dream Theater, and Coheed and Cambria