As a writer, I find it very helpful to listen to particular types of music that suit whatever I am writing about. For example, if I am writing about a peaceful, happy part of my book, I like listening to soft instrumental music. “Concerning Hobbits” by Howard Shore is a perfect example. For sad parts, I actually prefer music with singing; even popular radio songs of melancholy nature will do the trick. For exciting parts, there are many different genres I look to browse through! “Amon Hen” by Howard Shore is a good one, “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons is also a good one, and how can we forget “Rewrite” by Asian Kung Fu Generation?
Indeed, music has a very special ability, in which it rouses certain emotions to rise within a person and inspire them to think, or even behave, in a certain way. My advice to you, my dear followers, is that, when lacking inspiration as you write, or proper motivation, pull up a tune on YouTube that speaks to you and allow yourself to be immersed in the sheer power of the passion that follows after.
Some bands and artists to try out:
Blackmill (I’m listening to “City Lights” right now)
Two Steps From Hell