Music is such a huge part of my writing process. Song lyrics are notorious for triggering ideas for my next book and for helping set the right mood for the scene I'm working on or to get into the head space of a character and connect with his/her emotions.

Before I roll out the playlist, I must encourage you all to BUY THE MUSIC!!! I can't stress enough that if you love the songs please, please slap down the $1.25 on iTunes for the real deal.

I've included links to music videos for each song. I decided upon the most obscured, sometimes acoustic, versions to highlight how talented the musicians are (which is why you should buy their music!) and how powerful the songs are. Okay, without further ado, I give you...

The My Last Kiss Playlist

Metric - Help, I'm Alive link
The Band Perry - If I Die Young link
Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror (Ethan's theme song) link
Eisley - Ambulance link
All-American Rejects - The Cigarette Song link
Ingrid Michaelson - Ghost link
Broken Social Scene - Love Will Tear Us Apart link
Orelia - Suggestions (Cassidy & Caleb's song) link
Tonight Alive - Amelia link
Regina Spektor - Eet link
Imperial Mammoth - Requiem on Water link
Dashboard Confessionals - Ghost of a Good Thing link
The Wealthy West - Give Me Resurrection link
Hurricane Bells - I Can't Remember link
Sia - I'm in Here link
Natalie Walker - Walking Dream link
Florence + the Machine - I'm Not Calling You a Liar  link
Sum 41 - Crash link
Ellie Goulding - Dead in the Water link
Andrew Belle - Open your Eyes link
Taylor Swift - Last Kiss link
Radiohead - Videotape (Cassidy & Ethan's song) link