Good music makes you feel.
So much of the human experience is conveyed and understood through music. Although mere minutes in length, a song transports you into another life, someone else's story, yet this protagonist you've never met seems to have intimate knowledge of your own life. However brief the composition, we live the words, we feel the notes, and the emotions evoked by both have the power to overwhelm us. Whether it's the galvanizing rush from Mumford and Sons' "Below My Feet," hopeful tears throughout the entire second movement of Dvorak's "New World Symphony," or imperative dancing commanded by those first beats of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," people connect through music across time, culture, and circumstance. Whole worlds exist in small measures, bringing all forms of pathos along with it - whether we're ready to listen or not.
In my short life I've found nothing so profoundly moving as music, and I couldn't imagine telling this story without it.
I humbly submit to you the complete soundtrack of all songs specifically mentioned in Equinox, plus the ones that play in my head elsewhere in the novel. Here you'll find a master list detailing each song and its location in the book, along with an official iTunes playlist where I invite you to preview each gem firsthand.
Dissolved Girl, Massive Attack
Feelin' Satisfied, Boston
Funk #49, James Gang
The Road King:
Life in the Fast Lane, The Eagles
Baba O'Riley, The Who
Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
Blow Me Down, Neon Heights and Zed J
The Silver Corridor:
All The Cats Join In, Benny Goodman
In Her Eyes, Joshua Radin (reprise)
July Tree, Nina Simone
Who Makes You Feel, Dido
She's My Ride Home, Blue October
Enemy, Days of the New
Trap/The Balustrade/To Manhattan:
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, The Avett Brothers
Talk Show Host, Radiohead
Splinter, Gary Numan
Heart of My Own, Basia Bulat