Thursday, 28 February 2008

English Lord, Ordinary Lady - the music

I don't normally create a specific soundtrack to listen to while I write a book, but I often find myself prefering to listen to a particular CD. For English Lord, Ordinary Lady, this was Eyes Open by Snow Patrol.

Their beautiful song "Chasing Cars" was the inspiration for the scene where Josie and Will are alone in the moonlit garden after her brother's wedding. I loved the idea of just lying down next to someone, looking in their eyes and realising they are everything. Sigh. Have a watch of the video on YouTube:

4 comments:

Kate said...

I love Chasing Cars - it's an amazing song. I thought it suited the scene they put it to in Grey's Anatomy wonderfully.

Fiona Harper said...

I think they used it on an add for Grey's Anatomy, which is where I first decided I like it. And then, the more I listened to the song, the more I got ideas for a scene...

India said...

I've so enjoyed reading all of this Fiona as I read the book in half term and I really, really loved it. I think I'm just going to have to read it all over again now I know more about the background!

Debs said...

That was so beautiful and I can see how it inspired you and look forward to reading the scene.