Each song was curated by K.M. Walton to specially match the characters, tones, heartbreaks, and joys from her books.
She suggests reading the book first and then listening to the accompanying playlist (each song title listed below is clickable). She's confident you'll feel the songs even more.
Close your eyes, turn it up, and rock on.
The Suburbs Artist: Arcade Fire Inspired David Arnold’s short story Suburbiana (or, The Return of Super Frog)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Artist: The Killers Inspired Anthony Breznican’s short story Miss Atomic Bomb
Artist: G. Love & Special Sauce Inspired G. Love’s personal essay Cold Beverage the song I wrote that changed my life
Artist:The Eagles Inspired Ellen Hopkins’ short story Tiffany Twisted
Artist: James Howe and Mark Davis Inspired James Howe’s personal essay How Miracles Begin
Somewhere (A Place for Us)
Artist: Music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Inspired Beth Kephart’s personal essay The Opposite of Ordinary
Artist: Oasis Inspired Elisa Ludwig’s short story About You Now
Ballad of a Thin Man
Artist: Bob Dylan Inspired Jonathan Maberry’s personal essay You Know Something’s Happening Here (But You Don’t Know What it is)
Artist: Amy Winehouse Inspired Donn Thompson Morelli aka “DONN T’s” short story Time to Soar
Somewhere Only We Know
Artist: Keane Inspired E.C. Myers’ short story City Girl
Artist: 2NE1 Inspired Ellen Oh’s short story Second Chances
Artist: Dave Matthews Band Inspired Tiffany Schmidt’s short story Anyone Other Than Me
Artist: Jimmy Eat World Inspired Suzanne Young’s short story The Ride
All the Lights Went Out
Artist: Marcy Playground Inspired K.M. Walton’s short story Doomed?
Artist: Ameriie Ameriie wrote the foreword for the anthology