Hi friends! I’m so excited to bring you a Book Four update in the form of a new soundtrack!
That’s right. Book Four of The Black Wolf Series has just finished its first round of beta reading. And since I share the playlists for each book with my beta readers, it’s time to share this latest one with you, too!
I’ll post the links for the first three playlists below in case you missed them and want to go back, but for now, let’s get right into the action!
I feel like this playlist might have the most hints of any so far. It’s also got a totally different vibe, which is something you’re likely to see more of as I move forward with the rest of the series. The music I have in the works for my next series is already taking on a significantly darker edge. (Did I say next series? I did! Stay tuned around here for more, or sign up for my newsletter to get the scoop first.)
On this new soundtrack, you’ll notice covers of well-known songs, which is probably no surprise–y’all know by now how much I love a good cover. This playlist is different in that respect, too, though. I’ve included more than normal because…well…there’s a whole lot of subterfuge in this book, my friends. Cover versions provide a shiny mirror for that concept 😉
I always try to name some standouts even though it’s such a tough call! This time around, I’m giving a few extra stars to:
“Judge & Jury” by Addie Hamilton. This is a key song that I didn’t see coming. I thought up the scenes this song points to so long ago. I had no clue when I was drafting them that there would be a perfect tune to go along for the ride! And what a fun song–excellent for scorn and revenge!
“Dancin’ With the Devil” by Lindsay Perry. I actually came across this song thanks to an episode of Jessica Jones. I fell in love with it right away and it fit perfectly into an empty spot on the soundtrack. It has a nice, folksy feel that reminds me of something Joan Baez might’ve done on her self-titled from 1960 if she’d debuted in 2015 instead. Think “Silver Dagger” but dark and twisty with serious bite.
“Muddy Waters” by LP. What the heck, let’s keep going with the theme of songs I found on Netflix shows. I knew some other stuff by LP, but this one came to my attention during an episode of Orange Is the New Black. I don’t want to get all sentimental about which episode, but if you’ve watched the show, you probably know. This one is just moving and deep and I could listen to it a dozen times in a row and still feel the feels.
As a last note for special mention, I’ll add that pretty much anything by Dashboard Confessional gets me every time.
Gavin Mikhail shows up with another two songs here but has a contender in Sam Tinnesz who also appears twice. Colin & Caroline are in for a repeat performance following Black Wolf, and Grace makes another showing following Blood Wolf. Finally, old favorites Tegan and Sara are joining the UNITY universe of soundtracks for the first time.
Cheers to author buddy Amelia Kayne for several of the songs on this list, which I discovered through her shares and recommendations on Twitter. Look her up and give her some love!
I’ve got you covered with purchase links (if available) to the tunes from the Book Four playlist below. You can listen to the whole playlist in order, too, over on Spotify. Be sure to follow me while you’re there 🙂
I’d love to know what you think, so let me hear from you!