I have this theory that music can influence your mood, and in turn, influence your writing. Has anyone done a study on this? If not, I’d love to be a test subject.
The majority of the time I tend to stray away from listening to music while writing creative pieces. However, once in a while, I find a song that perfectly fits the mood I’m trying to convey. Most recently that song was “Breathe Me” by Sia. It’s a sad, but breathtaking tune that really helped push an emotionally complex short story I was working on. I don’t even know how many times that song looped through my headphones during my writing process. I just know that the song was a perfect mood-setter.