Sunday, April 2, 2017

Character Playlist: Simon Snow

Carry On Text and Cover

I read Carry On this past summer and absolutely fell in love with it. It was one of those instances where I couldn't put the book down--Rainbow Rowell has the talent for creating engrossing stories that you lose yourself in. And the talent for crafting beautiful relationships. Basically, I love Rainbow Rowell, and this playlist is a tribute to one of my favorite characters she's created so far, Simon Snow.

"Shots" by Imagine Dragons
This song represents the hole Simon feels he's trying to fill in himself, the expectations that he's trying to live up to.

"Thistles and Weeds" by Mumford & Sons
Simon holds onto hope, even when things may seem bleak.

"Human" by Of Monsters and Men
Simon has always been known as the Chosen One, but all he really wants is to be normal.

"Your Ex-Lover is Dead" by Stars
An homage to Simon's ex-girlfriend, Agatha Wellbelove.

"Oblivion" by Bastille
This reminds me of the danger Simon ends up in as the Chosen One, that he only has one fate and is resigned to that fate.

"Crinan Wood" by Alexi Murdoch
This song represents the woods around Watford, and the solace that Simon would sometimes find in them.

"Beginner's Luck" by Eels
This song reflects the beginning of Simon and Baz's relationship: "If you are willing, well, I think I'm qualified / And with beginner's luck we've gotta take the ride."

"I Found" by Amber Run
As Simon learns what he has to do in order to save the magical world, he uses Baz as his focal point in order to keep himself anchored.

"Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran
When Simon realizes that he loves Baz, all he wants to do is be kissed by him.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Tyler Joseph (cover)
Simon couldn't help his feelings for Baz.

There you are! Hope you enjoy!

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