While I wrote Sleeper Protocol, I listened to music. A lot of music. I learned how to read, write, study, and sleep to music while in college. As I wrote a particular scene, the score to that scene often came into mind. While I’d write the scene, I’d play a particular song or two on repeat until the scene was complete. Ambience and setting, to me, have to include music.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll post a mostly spoiler free synopsis of the scene as they appear in the novel. If Sleeper Protocol ever became a movie, I’d fight to have these songs included on the soundtrack. They are as valuable to the story as my words.
In the meantime, here your sneak peek at my playlist for this book. Happy listening!
“Love of Strings” by Moby.
“The Dock of the Bay” by Jimmy Barnes
“Outside” by Foo Fighters
“The Great Beyond” by Ed Kowalcyzk
“Kinda Girl” by Jeremy Kay
“Surfs Up Tonight” by Midnight Oil
“All Fired Up” by Pat Benatar
“The Cave” by Mumford and Sons
“All of the Dreamers” by Powderfinger
“Perfect Day” by The Sheila Divine
“Life of My Own” by Three Doors Down
“Taking Flight” by Lindsey Stirling
“On The Turning Away” by Pink Floyd
“The Travellers” by Big Country
“Oy Moroz, Moroz” by Bering Strait
“Frozen Forest” by CFCF
“Mystic Rhythms” by Rush
“Quiet Dream” by Jeremy Kay
“Fragile Thing” by Big Country
“Street Thunder” by Foreigner
“Runner” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
“It’s My Life” by Talk Talk
“A Soldier’s Joy” by Randy Scruggs
“A Note to the Unknown Soldier” by Five For Fighting
“Alive and Kicking” by Simple Minds