Playlist for Blank Spaces
Confession time: the only consistent thing I like in my music is a delicious melody. I go for swoony ballads, heavy metal, shitty pop, classical pieces, whatever—as long as it’s a gorgeous tune, I’ll listen. As far as taste goes, I don’t have any. Really.
With that caveat in place, I’m going to share the playlist happening in the background of my life as I wrote Blank Spaces. I don’t listen to music while I write, but I do listen during the Day Job and the tunes will linger with me for hours. At the time of writing Blank Spaces, I was emerging out of a months-long obsession with Years and Years, a British band whose breakout hit, King, is still one of my favourite songs ever. I played that song so often I’m pretty sure I have the lyrics imprinted on my brain. This list is mostly Years and Years plus a mix of contemporary or related music I found on Youtube at the time.