choirbookThe Shadows of Morrow Playlist

Music is a huge part of my writing process. It helps set moods, convey emotions, and gets me in the right mindset to write a particular scene. My music collection is eclectic, and finding music that perfectly matches the mood I am trying to set, helps inspire the words to flow. And flow it certainly did.  This is the playlist that was playing during the last year of intense writing as Shadows of Morrow came to fruition. I separated each chapter by the song that helped set the mood. If some Hollywood producer should come along and aim to make all my dreams come true by turning Shadows of Morrow into a movie, I would fight for this playlist to make it on to the soundrack because it was so instrumental to my writing process. Hope you enjoy!



 Opus 36 by Dustin O’Halloran

Chapter One


Mykonos by Fleet Foxes

Rabbit Song by Boy & Bear

Jolene by Ray LaMontagne

Comes and Goes by Greg Laswell


Chapter Two


Plasticities by Andrew Bird

Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes


Chapter Three


Black Flies by Ben Howard

Done All Wrong by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

The Captain and the Hourglass by Laura Marling


Chapter Four

Ole Diesel by Chuck Ragan

Little Lovin’ by Lissie

Mountains by Radical Face


Chapter 5


Big Man by Boy & Bear

Ghost Towns by Radical Face

Brandenburg by Beirut

River by Alexandre Desplat


Chapter 6


Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins by Antonio Vivaldi

Welcome Home by Radical Face

Staralfur by Sigur Ros


Chapter 7


Seven Devils by Florence and the Machine

Beat the Devil’s Tattoo by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Dustbowl Dance by Mumford and Sons


Chapter 8


Carol of the Bells by George Winston

Flume by Bon Iver

The Stars and the Trees by The Lighthouse and the Whaler

Old Stone by Laura Marling


Chapter 9


Black Eyes by Radical Face

Hang Me Up to Dry by Cold War Kids

Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran

Nothing Between Us by Dustin O’Halloran


Chapter 10


We Move Lightly by Dustin O’Halloran

An Ending, A Beginning by Dustin O’Halloran

Follow You Down to the Red Oak Tree by James Vincent McMorrow


Chapter 11


Down the Burning Ropes by James Vincent McMorrow

Diamonds by Ben Howard

Hearing Damage by Thom Yorke


Chapter 12


Gracious by Ben Howard

Saint John by Cold War Kids


Chapter 13


Daysleeper by Dear in the Headlights


Chapter 14


When I’m Alone by Lissie

Horses of the Sun by Bat for Lashes

For Broken Ears by Chuck Ragan


Chapter 15


I Followed Fires by Matthew and the Atlas

Leave Me Here by Hem

Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford and Sons

Heavy In Your Arms by Florence and the Machine


Chapter 16


This is Why We Fight by The Decemberists

Elephant Gun by Beirut

Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave


Chapter 17


Fall At Your Feet by Boy & Bear

Mexican Mavis by Boy & Bear

A Pound of Flesh by Radical Face

St. Peter’s Gate by Matt Walters


Chapter 18


Northern Star by Hole

The Beast by Laura Marling

Hardest of Hearts by Florence and the Machine

Look What You’ve Done to Me by Iko


Chapter 19


North by Phoenix

Hymn for Her by Anchor and Braille

Always Gold by Radical Face

Night After Night by Laura Marling


Chapter 20


Devil’s Spoke by Laura Marling

A Creature I Don’t Know by Laura Marling

Winter Song by Sara Barielles and Ingrid Michaelson


Chapter 21


Home by Gabrielle Aplin




What is Unknown by Dustin O’Halloran



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