Do you listen to music when you are writing?
I don’t listen when I’m actually writing, but I do look for music to get me into a certain mood or to motivate me before I start for the day.
Laura Gibson (no relation) is not only a singer-songwriter, but also recently completed her MFA in creative writing. Maybe that’s why this song is so inspiring.
In case you aren’t familiar, the Empire Builder is a train route from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest.
Some of the lines are haunting. I like that you can see the lyrics so you don’t have to guess the words.
What line(s) do you like best? What kind of music inspires you to write?
Pitchfork has more information about Laura Gibson’s Empire Builder album and a review.