Sarah Fine's debut novel, SANCTUM, came out earlier this month. Here, she shares a playlist of songs that remind her of SANCTUM's story and characters of her novel. Visit her website if you would like to listen to the songs all together!
Here are some of the songs that, for various reasons, remind me of the story, the dark city, and its inhabitants:
"So Long," by Collide: “Did I tell you, sometimes it hurts…”
"Sleepwalker (Invader Remix)," by The Anix: “Wide awake, in the dark, I’m not alone here, the shadows talk…”
"At the Bottom," by Brand New: “Well I’d serve you drugs on a silver plate if I thought it would help you get away…”
"When Did This Storm Begin," by Shiny Toy Guns: “Here’s a story of the way I wasn’t meant to be raised, bright yellow sun that fades away to black and blue every place…”
"This Is How I Disappear," by My Chemical Romance: “I’m really not so with you anymore, I’m just a ghost, so I can’t hurt you…”
"Pet," by A Perfect Circle. This song is specific to the Mazikin, and one of them in particular: “I’ll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and the voice of reason…” *chills*
As for songs that represent specific characters, I cheated a bit here (some characters have two!):
"Pale," by The Birthday Massacre. Nadia’s song: “A pretty fake, a counterfeit, an empty carcass behind the artist …”
"My Wall," by Korn. Lela’s song, before she meets Malachi: “I put my wall up each day …”
"Introducing Palace Players," by Mew. Lela’s song, after she meets Malachi: “Just to field with you, switching seats with you, tears us apart, (I don’t want it to)…”
"Every Day Is Exactly the Same," by Nine Inch Nails. Malachi’s song, before he meets Lela: “There is no love here, and there is no pain …”
"The Gift," by Angels & Airwaves. Malachi’s song, after he meets Lela: “Oh God, I feel like I’m in for it now …”
"Mouth to Mouth," by Kill Hannah. For some reason --- and I’m not sure why and can’t even describe it properly --- this is Malachi and Lela’s song. Always has been. Probably always will be. Just…the whole thing.