Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.
So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!
This Week’s Song:
Into The Well – Mree
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare –
With the recent completion of Buehrlen’s 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare, the time-traveling antics experienced by Alex is very reminiscent of the overall mood created by Mree’s Into The Well. If you would like to read about my review of 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare, feel free to click here. Selecting the book cover will link you to its respective Goodreads site.
My thoughts on the opening instrumental tracking is in line with whenever a Descender/Transcender enters Limbo, Polestar and the forest of lights (the gathering of the white emitting soul marks; the passing of a soul). With the addition of the overlapping vocals and smooth tones transitioning in-and-out, there’s definitely an ethereal and surreal feeling associated with imagining an expanse forest of swaying white, wispy soul marks (particularly Alex’s own level of 56 souls floating about). Considering she’s been reincarnated and currently living her 57th life, the memories of her past lives in each soul is not truly gone but rather just a distant memory. Once the beat drops and the lyrics begin does it begin to really drive the idea of Alex time-traveling into one of her past lives. The tangible familiarity within seconds of recollection is simply relatable to the lyrics of Into The Well.
Excerpt of Lyrics:
I know that I’ve been sleeping
and I know that I’ve been dreaming
But now the sun is streaming
and I swear that I’ve been here before
Not just the act of being
Caught somewhere in between
and I just can’t fight this feeling
I swear that I’ve been here before
are they mine?
These memories reside inside my head
Welcome back to another week of audible shareables. Happy listening.