Whilst I’m editing Grimm I am also putting together my own playlist for the the book – songs and music that really inspired me.
Thee is one song, specifically, by a South African band called The Parlatones which I adore. It is called Dragonflies and Astronauts.
There is a refrain that is pure magic and I think it may sum up Grimm really well:
They tell stories,
They tell stories of leprechauns and dragons, witches, wizards trolls and dungeons,
fantasies and mysteries you proclaim – but the real world is a lot scarier,
and theres always a price to pay
Isn’t it great? Atmospheric and brain-juicy?