Behind the Song is 14 short stories / essays that are inspired by music. How music can transport us. How music can inspire us. The short stories that were based on songs I found to be really cool – I’ve never really been inspired to write a story after listening to a song but I definitely can see how many can. Maybe I can use that idea as a future writing prompt for myself when I am stumped. There is also an essay from G.Love – who was one of the few names I recognized – that was about a song he wrote which I really found to be interesting.
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About the Book
A song to match everyone’s heartbeat.
A soaring melody, a pulse-pounding beat, a touching lyric: Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It’s a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching, and wings spreading—all in the span of a few notes. In Behind the Song, fourteen acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them.
So cue up the playlist and crank the volume. This is an anthology you’ll want to experience on repeat