Songs to search for your lover

For those of you that are familiar with my work (first off thanks for reading), you know how important music is to my creative process.  And as always I’ve curated a playlist that is perfect to listen to while reading my latest book ‘Gone’ the continuation of a truly fucked up love story with as much blood as a Tarantino film.
Sometimes I think I spend as much time on the right playlist for the overall work, then which song for which scene, and even which song for each character.  For instance Sleigh Bells is one of Samantha’s favorite bands, while Matthew prefers Johnny Cash.  In general, I do try to have local artists highlighted when I’m in a specific part of the country i.e. Logic is playing when Samantha’s in Charm City, Best Coast is playing in the Golden State and Childish Gambino when Matthew’s in the ATL.
I can’t always explain why a certain song will match up with a scene, sometimes it’s the title like ‘Devil’s Den’, or the beat like ‘Rocket Girl’ and ‘Tadow’.  But music, like novels, are intended to be interpreted so while some of the songs in the below playlist are directly referenced in my novel ‘Gone’ -the second book in The Greater Good Series, some might have more arbitrary links to Samantha Locke the bloodthirsty assassin with a secret, and Matthew Burke, the good-natured spy who goes missing.
In ‘Gone’ you join Sam and Matt as they search for answers after eradicating Erebus, only to find that they were being hunted the whole time when Matt’s kidnapped, and Sam must sacrifice more than ever to find him.  All while she keeps a secret that will change their lives forever unaware if Matt has truly been taken or if he has decided to join Lumos.
Before you check out the book, which is avalible now on Kindle and paperback, get your favorite music app geared up with the playlist that will keep you company as you cross the country with your favorite pair of professional liars Sam and Matt.

Songs to search for your Lover

• What Katey Did
Deep Volcano – The Magician


• What Samantha Does
In My Eyes – Best Coast
Going to California – Led Zeppelin
The Devil’s Den – Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner
Wish – Nine Inch Nails


• Savior Complex
Neverland – The Knife
Drive – Halsey
Warriors – M.I.A.


• The Rock
The Hills – The Weekend
I Like Tuh – Carnage & Ilovemakonnen 
Yoana – Psymon Spine
Fear of the Water – SYML
Nada Sin Ti – Jerry Rivera
Bololo Haha – MC Bin Laden
Pills N Potions – Nicki Minaj
No Below – Speedy Ortiz


• The Fall 
Every Other Freckle – alt-j 
Lightning Turns Sawdust Gold – Sleigh Bells
Criminal – Natti Natasha & Ozuna
Starstruck – Santigold
Hombre – M.I.A.
Roads – Portishead
Til It Happens To You – Lady Gaga
Rocket Girl (feat. Betty Who) – Lemaitre
My Moon My Man – Feist


• Ignited
Airbag – Radiohead 
Reminder (feat. How To Dress Well) – RL Grime
Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley
Always On My Mind- Elvis Presley


• Everything Turns to Ash
Talia – King Princess 
Weather (feat. MOONZz) – Daktyl
The Beginning of the End – Klergy & Valerie Broussar
I Do (feat. SZA) – Cardi B
Numb (feat. Conor Maynard ) – Anth


• Taken By The Wind 
I Don’t Want U Back – BORNS
Need a Little Time – Courtney Barnett
Salvation – Tash Sultana
Lifeboats (Freestyle) – Jorja Smith
Toy – Young Fathers
Thanks 4 Nothing – Nilüfer Yanya
I Can Only Stare – Sleigh Bells


• Home
Trouble In Mind – Eddy Arnold
Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams 
Our Deal – Best Coast
Teaching Little Fingers to Play – Garbage
Love me in Whatever Way – James Blake
Opinions – Dorfex Bos
Beautiful World – Leon Else


• Famiy
Test the Waters (feat. WYNNE) – Autograf
It’s Strange (feat. K. Flay) – Louis The Child
#REDNEK – Gord Bamford
Love’s Been Good To Me – Johnny Cash


• Twenty-Six
Don’t Miss It – James Blake
Screaming a Whisper – Dani Mar, I Am Snow Angel, Claire London & Female Frequency
Wawa by the Ocean – Mary Lattimore
Valentine – YK Osiris
That Way Again – Mazzy Star 
Desire – Meg Myers
Fear of the Water – SYML
Mexico – Shells
Tadow (feat. FKJ) – Masego
Rescue – Lauren Daigle


• Strawberry
Decisions – Sidi
Foolsong – Still Woozy
Pigeon – Faye Webster
• Melted
Karma Police – Radiohead
Holdin on to Black Metal – My Morning Jacket
Weekend (feat. Moses Sumney) – Flume
Unraveling – Aron Wright & Klery 
Tear You Apart – She Wants Revenge
Agenda Suicide – The Faint
bad guy – Billie Eilish
Western Stars – Bruce Springsteen  
Dig the Crazy – Faith Marie
Keep It 100 – Grandtheft & Keys N Krates
Blue Trash Mattress Fire – Sleigh Bells
Be Careful – Cardi B


• New Boss
I’m Your Puppet – Dionne Warwick
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Cry, Cry, Cry! – Johnny Cash
God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
Nobody Knows My Trouble – Ryan Bingham
East Bay Grime – Onhell
Our Love (Live) – Gary Clark Jr.


• New Crew
Hasta La Raiz – Natalia Lafourcade
Hyper Dark – Sleigh Bells
Returning to the Fold – The Thermals
On My Mind – Jorja Smith & Preditah
Truth Hurts – Lizzo


• Charm City
Redbone – Childish Gambino
Out of Sight – Logic
Con Calma (feat. Snow)- Daddy Yankee
Money In The Grave (feat. Rick Ross) – Drake
K-Swift K-Swift (feat. Murder Mark) – DJ Lucky
Going Bad (feat. Drake) – Meek Mill
Enzo (feat. Offset, 21 Savage & Gucci Mane) – DJ Snake & Sheck Wes
It’s a Cult Not a Team – DMVU
Show Me How – Men I Trust


• D.O.C
Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin
Dazed & Confused – Ruel


• Pyromaniac
Therapy (feat. Foster Olson) – PrettyDeep
Bad Bad News – Leon Bridges
Old Town Road (feat. RM of BTS) [Seoul Town Road Mix] – Lil Nas X
Doin’ Time – Lana Del Rey
Get Loose (feat. Sam King) -Hekler 
Bonfire – Childish Gambino
Swords – M.I.A.
Leave That Bitch Alone – Cardi B
Ichor – Kal Wachi & G-Rex
Good as Hell – Lizzo


• The ATL
Fine & Dandy (Manchester Version) – The Ting Tings
you should see me in a crown – Billie Eilish
Good Girl – Tiffany Gouche & Masego
Karma (feat. Badmon Bishop) – Shlump
Westside Rollin – DirtySnatcha 
This Girl – Lauren Daigle


• Rewind
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams

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