This week’s songs are all about the emotional. Not necessarily your typical emo music but these songs are all about creating an emotion for your film!
This Week’s Picks
This week’s mix tape is all about the emotion. It’s about listening to music that creates an overwhelming sense of something in you, whether its a good or bad emotion. The simplest of melodies can make your heart swell or bring a person to tears. While I do call this my emo mix, I chose songs that were not the typical type of emo music you listened to when you were 16 (yes I know you did….we all did). The music choices here provide a good mix to allow a filmmaker to go in and insert a song that can instantly change the whole dynamic of a scene or even in the whole film. I hope you enjoy!
Kai Engel is one of my personal favorites. There is barely any song that I don’t like or wouldn’t recommend using. His songs are so full of emotion and passion (his passion for the music, not necessarily creating the emotion of passion). This song, to me, is perfect for those timelapses of the changing seasons, the colors, the live and death cycles of nature, the changing of the guard of animals, even humans passing through. Its about the reflection of everything.
Comfort To You by Cullah (CC-BY-SA)
This song by Cullah is a beast of emotion. To me its about you character walking down the street of a grizzly neighborhood, almost wanting to spit at the world they live in. The song almost mocks the character’s current situation but where they come from gives them strength as well.
The World Keeps Changing by Nattbussen (CC-BY-SA)
To me this song best suites a scene where someone is returning home, maybe after being gone a long time, or maybe someone returning from war. It has a sense of thoughtfulness in it while a small amount of awe in it. The emotion is all about how, as the song indicates, the world does keep changing and if you don’t stop to see how it does, you might get left behind.
Home for Refugees by Psalters (CC-Public Domain)
I really liked this song for how different it was from most songs that I choose. It totally felt a lot like those songs you might hear on the old Civil War cds. There is a lot of soul in this song, some great vocals, and a powerful message to go with it.
Never Give Up by Ars Sonor (CC-BY-SA)
Ars Sonor probably produces some of the best ambient music hands down. This song is so light in its tones that it creates an emotional feeling of letting go, of being free. I could totally see this in use for a scene when you had someone that might be in a pool staring up into the sky as they contemplate life or a person on a beach, wondering if any of it was worth. Simple but powerful.