Musically speaking

Today the lovelies at YA Highway are asking:

If your WIP was music, what song would it be?

I think I’ve talked about this before, but let me share it again. Hands down, unequivocally, no doubt about it, FOUR STONES would be “White Blank Page” by Mumford & Sons. That song gives me chills every time I hear it because it is just so perfect. There’s one line in particular—such a short, simple line—that encapsulates so much of what I tried to portray:

A white blank page/And a swelling rage

That is my book. That is Devon’s journey: a fresh start that doesn’t wind up being so fresh after all, and a building sense of “I’m not going to take this anymore.”

I think I’ve posted the song on this blog before, but here’s a really cool acoustic version if you’re so inclined.

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17 Responses

  1. Awesome. I can’t imagine my WIPs without a “theme song.”

  2. I hadn’t heard this before, but I really like it! I think I’ll download it on iTunes. Thanks!

  3. Pam Harris says:

    I’ve never understood the hype over Mumford & Sons…until I heard this song! Thanks for the discovery. :)

  4. I think I prefer ‘The Cave’ to sing along to but I do like this song’s lyrics.
    – Sophia.

  5. I’ve never listened to Mumford and Sons *ducks while rotten veggies are lobbed my way* maybe i should check them out?

  6. Kaitlin says:

    Everyone seems to really like Mumford & Sons! I feel like I should give them more of a try.

  7. Kim says:

    I love Mumford and Sons, “I Gave You All” made an appearance on my blog today.

  8. I never even heard of Mumford & Sons until today. This is a great song.

  9. Miss Cole says:

    Woo hoo, high five for Mumford and Sons! I love their music because the lyrics are so powerful, especially with the lead singer’s husky voice. Don’t you find he puts such a emotional edge on the words? I believe he feels them so much. Brilliant choice!

  10. OK- I am feeling old and out of the loop. I will have to check them out!

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