If you didn’t already know this about me, I LOVE music. I play piano and a little violin, and I also listen to all sorts of genres. So, naturally, I would like listening to music when I write. I’ve discovered so many amazing artists because of this, on Pandora and YouTube.
And so, I thought I would share my top favorite artists I listen to while I write. I’ve thrown in a mix of all sorts of musicians, ranging from big names to smaller, but still great, artists. ^_^ Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!
Okay, so no surprise there. I LOVE Lindsey’s music! It’s so fast and upbeat, perfect for action and chase scenes. She’s also branched out into more vocal songs too.
If you’re new to her, listen to: Roundtable Rival, Crystallize, Shadows
He writes amazing, electronic/classical/orchestral music! He has several albums out and though I haven’t listened to all of his songs, the ones I have I’ve LOVED.
If you’re new to him, listen to: Mind Heist, Redemption, Informing the Target
A pretty big name, but for obvious reasons. His music pulls at all of your emotions. Every movie I’ve watched that he’s scored I’ve fallen in love with the soundtrack.
If you’re new to him, listen to: Time, He’s a Pirate, Dark Knight Overture
He’s a violinist much like Lindsey who writes his own songs. He mixes electric with his violin so amazingly. He also does covers of hip-hop songs too. 🙂
If you’re new to him, listen to: In a Trance, Night in Paris, Toccata
A great artist who solely uses electronic instruments to make his music. He used to be a really small artist, but he’s now become a giant in the EDM world.
If you’re new to him, listen to: Spectre, Memories, New Heart
These guys do mostly instrumental covers of songs, but they do them in such creative ways, I hardly realized I’m listening to a lyrical song!
If you’re new to them, listen to: Sweet Dreams, Maverick, Heathens
This is an artist I found while listening on Pandora. She writes her own piano music and occasionally plays the violin. Her music is filled with lots of drama and suspense.
If you’re new to her, listen to: Illumination, Toccata and Fugue, Rainforest
Another violinist! I guess I really like violin…XD David is an amazing artist who does covers and also writes his own music. His songs are intense, fast, and furious.
If you’re new to him, listen to: Vivaldi vs. Vertigo, The 5th, Master of Puppets
Two Steps from Hell
Don’t let their name fool you! Their music is awesome. They do original orchestral works with lots of emotion and action. Their music has helped me through many rough patches while writing.
If you’re new to them, listen to: El Dorado, Hypnotica, SkyWorld
Vitamin String Quartet
This group does covers of popular songs and arranges them for strings. They do everything, from old 70s and 80s songs to wedding music. I love their style.
If you’re new to them, listen to: They have soooo many covers, but to recommend a few; Kryptonite, Chandelier, Merry Go Round of Life
His music is the perfect setting for sad, all-is-lost, moments in you story. He writes soulful, bittersweet ballads that really tug at your heartstrings.
If you’re new to him, listen to: The Approaching Night, Racing Against the Sunset, Tears of the East
If you haven’t already heard of these guys (which I’m positive you have), GO LISTEN TO THEM. They mix classical with modern, mix songs, melding them into different genres, and all with the beautiful sound of the cello and piano.
If you’re new to them, listen to: Code Name Vivaldi, CeLLOOPa, Cello Wars
She does arrangements of TV show, movie, and video game songs, and she does them WELL. She also writes a bit of her own music too.
If you’re new to her, listen to: Avengers theme, Star Wars Medley, Megalovania
Helen Jane Long
Not very well-known at all, but still magnificently beautiful, Helen writes thoughtful, quiet music that still conveys a number of emotions.
If you’re new to her, listen to: Expression, Release, Doll
Wow, that was a long list…kudos to you if you made it through. I guess I just love music so much. XD Have you heard of any of these artists? What do you listen to? Let me know down below!