Throughout July, I wrote a three part story called My Wolf Friend. Inspired by a playlist compiled by my brother, it tells the story of a little boy and a wolf named Andrew, who together battle a pack of evil wolves.
My brother Andrew had compiled a playlist full of songs by Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and other artists, which mention wolves.
The songs were:
Mumford and Sons: The Wolf
Of Monsters and Men: Wolves Without Teeth and Six Weeks
The National Parks: Monsters of the North
and Warren Zevon: Werewolves of London
The only one I did not use was Werewolves of London. It had a completely different feel than the others.
As I listened, a story began to take shape and each character began to have his own theme song. Eventually, I branched out into other songs, mostly incorporating more Of Monsters and Men.
I Of the Storm
And Little Lion Man and Broad-Shouldered Beasts from Mumford and Sons.
Some of the songs are very clearly related to the story, and some only incorporate one or two lines, or else simply inspired an idea. It was super fun to write, and I encourage you to listen to the songs and compare them to the feel and flow of the story.
Thank you to all the artists for your extraordinary music! Art inspires art, and it is a splendid thing to participate in that.