‘Elves Vs. Zombies’ Playlist (and eBook Announcement!)

Hello everyone! As it says in the title, I’ve got a couple things to do with this blog post. First is to let you all know that the eBook version of Elves Vs. Zombies is up and running, and available on the Amazon Marketplace! Second is to share the playlist that I put together for this project. Thank you all again for going along with me on this writing journey!

The following is a list of songs and tunes I listened to for inspiration while writing Elves Vs. Zombies. Unlike my previous 2 novels in the Horror Vs. Fantasy series, I didn’t have the elves listening to or referencing much human music, so no songs are directly mentioned in this novel. This list is purely for mood-setting (and a few toward the end for story relevance).

Radagast the Brown from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(Many of these first tunes are selected for their ability to capture the mood and tone of specific locales. This tune best captured the feel of the Underwild, which opens Chapter 1.)

Glow of the Moon by Derek Fiechter

(I searched for a tune that blended the human cultural inspiration of New Asia with the Dawn Elves that inhabit that sector.)

Lothlorien from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(This one I chose for the High Elf Holds.)

Your Star by Evanescence

Kingsfoil from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

(The Gateway has a more somber tone to it than any other sector, though still dignified by its High Elf roots.)

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

(For the character of Elaura, I needed something that embodied ‘Snooty-Pop-High-Elf,’ which Taylor Swift does well in most of her music, but her vocals in this song in particular showed off a beauty and elegance beside the pomp.)

Dust and Shadows by Adrian Von Ziegler

(When I try thinking of Drow-style music, what comes to mind is something not unlike Arabian music. Adrian Von Ziegler has quite a few tracks like this with a fantasy vibe to them on his YouTube channel. I was most drawn to this style.)

I Won’t Back Down cover by Johnny Cash

(The mantra of the Black Drow is as follows – “Release the gates of doom. We are ready.” This is of course known as a Tom Petty song, but Johnny Cash’s grittiness added the right feel of being old soldiers.)

(From here, the remaining songs are chosen mostly for relevance to particular plot points – primarily action. So to avoid spoilers, I won’t go into further detail on those here. But I’ll close off by saying thanks for reading!)

Drug Lab from The Raid: Redemption

Blood Bag from Mad Max: Fury Road

Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious from Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

Spikey Cars from Mad Max: Fury Road

Fallout by Linkin Park

Gollum’s Song from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Dark Energy from One Punch Man

Ash and Smoke from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Until It’s Gone by Linkin Park

Merida Rides Away from Brave

Bad Blood by Taylor Swift

Drawn to the Rhythm by Sarah McLachlan

About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.
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