Music is one of the most important aspects of my entire writing process. That is why I wanted to create a weekly series that will spotlight a song from my current writing playlist.
This week’s song is “Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springsteen.
Born and raised in Jersey, the music of Bruce Springsteen has been an integral part of my life. His lyrics embody the struggle, hopes, dreams, sorrow and thoughts of the average working class. Though Bruce Springsteen is far from being a working class hero, his music still resonates.
When it came time to choose a theme song for my Jersey-born protagonist, I knew that I couldn’t choose anyone other than Springsteen. “Hungry Heart” is a track from 1980’s The River, which I believe is Springsteen’s best album. In fact, The River plays an integral role in the film, acting as my protagonist’s link to the past.
This song is just pure fun and has a great beat. I mostly listen to it when I am writing happier scenes.
Until next time, kill your darlings, slay your dragons and keep writing!