I Was Born For This is the latest novel by Alice Oseman, whose contemporary YA novels have attracted a dedicated following. It is the story of two teenagers, Angel and Jimmy, who are brought together by their dedication to a pop-rock trio.
Alice Oseman has shared her favourite tracks across the blog tour, and I am delighted to share one of my own favourite songs.
Alice Oseman: Friends (feat. Bon Iver) – Francis and the Lights
This is such a pure song and really captures some of the warmer elements of I Was Born for This – the deep friendships between The Ark boys and the somewhat rocky but genuinely supportive friendship between Angel and Juliet. This song has such happy vibes but there’s also something ethereal about all the electronic sounds and voices layered over each other. Plus, Bon Iver is my all-time favourite band, so I had to have them in the playlist somewhere.
Louise (Book Murmuration): The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens by Sandy Denny
How can you not love it with a title like that?
Folk music is something I share with my Dad. It is my musical inheritance and plays a part in some of my nicest memories – outdoor concerts and festivals, and running through Dad’s collection on 8-hour car journeys.
TNGatR is enigmatic. Both the music and the lyrics conjure images of escape and adventure and mystery.
All upon the shore for to wonder why the sailor goes/All to close their eyes and wonder what the sailor knows.
It is music to dream to.
Big thanks to Alice Oseman for your content, and to Nina Douglas for organising the blog tour. I Was Born For This is out now.