Writing Playlist: Sorrow

Last week I created a writing playlist and I posted a few songs that always inspire me to sit down and write! This was a really cool project, and after one week I’m still listening to this playlist almost non-stop. I’ve had a lot of fun writing the past few days, and it makes me really happy that something as simple as a playlist has made me excited about writing again. Because I’m still in love with my playlist, I wanted to share a few more songs that have been the highlight of my writing over the past week. These are songs that I absolutely love listening to when I’m writing a particularly heavy or emotional scene.


A Window to the Past | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I have been in love with this song ever since hearing it in the movie. I absolutely love the opening and how it has this haunted feeling, yet is incredibly pretty. It’s so simple, and I find this is a perfect song for those lonely, sad scenes.

Composer: John Williams
Video: Jediking12


On Another’s Sorrow | A Little Princess

I often listen to the soundtrack for A Little Princess when I’m writing as I love every song, but this is definitely one of my favourites. To be honest, I don’t even listen to the lyrics that are in the song. I just love the sound of the voice and the overall feel of the music.

Composer: Patrick Doyle
Video: xosoundtrackloverxo


Harry & Hermione | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This is another song that I have loved since I first listened to the HP soundtracks. I think part of why I love it is because of what the song represents in the movies and from the books. Harry and Hermione are simply friends, and I love that this song is about two friends comforting each other in a moment of sadness. This song to me is as much about friendship as it is about sorrow, a simplicity that elevates the beauty of the song.

Composer: Nicholas Hooper
Video: DeadlyKarouli


These are my favourite songs to listen to when I’m writing those hard emotional scenes. They have the perfect balance of beauty and sorrow. What are your favourite sad or emotional songs to write to? Let me know in the comments!


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