This week’s theme is… anything! One of the suggestions was a playlist, which I thought would be fun, but my trilogy playlist is 10 1/2 hours long. So I pulled out the songs that fit The King’s Paladin, specifically, to share with you. The shortened playlist is still 3 hours, but a lot of that is instrumental, and I’ll only be sharing the lyrical songs here, along with brief descriptions of how I think they fit. Without further ado, the music!
We Own the Night by Selena Gomez
Coraline would really like to escape from her responsibility as Paladin, and this is basically the mood she goes into when she cracks under the stress and just needs to get away for a bit and hang out with Gabel.
Waiting on the Night to Fall by Casting Crowns
Antagonist song. *dun dun dunnnnn*
Legends Never Die by League of Legends
This one pretty much defines the tone of the trilogy as a whole, so it’s included here. And Coraline is the most classically legendary, as Paladin.
Troubled by Elephante
This is Coraline’s view on life in general.
Get it Right by Diplo
This song fits both Coraline and Parr. They feel like they have to play parts they’re either not equipped or don’t want to play, but they’re determined to make other people happy by doing it anyway.
Stranger Things by Kygo
(These lyrics are incorrect, btw.) This one is more from Gabel’s POV, “mourning,” as it were, the fact that responsibility has driven a lot of the easy wonder from Coraline.
Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson
This is basically how Coraline feels about Gabel, but less romantically.
Until We Go Down by Ruelle
I’m pretty sure this has incorrect lyrics, too (“Erased, I missed till the break of dawn” makes no sense). This is a song for Orlan, particularly due to the first few lines.
Warriors by Imagine Dragons
All the Paladin kids relate to this one.
Battlefield by Svrcina
This one fits both Coraline and Ammadeus, not necessarily together. (Maybe together. I don’t know yet.) They both take their responsibility toward the kingdom very seriously.
We’ll Be the Stars by Sabrina Carpenter
Another Gabel and Coraline song.
Save the World/Don’t Worry Child by Pentatonix
There’s Coraline, trying to go save everyone again.
Stand Up by The Cab
This one is basically Orlan’s advice to his men.
Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons
This one fits Gabel and Coraline, specifically for each other, and Ammadeus in general.
Ceasefire by for KING & COUNTRY
Coraline’s ideal ending.
Live Like Legends by Ruelle
This one fits Orlan pretty well.
Class of 2018 Medley by Anthem Lights
This one’s a good wrap-up song for this book and for the trilogy as a whole.
There are several more with lyrics, but I’m gonna judge by the fact that I’m getting tired of finding YouTube videos for all of these that this post is getting long and I should stop. XD You can find the full playlist here:
I’m gonna leave you with a few character aesthetics and then wrap things up. Which of the songs was your favorite? Which Shared WIP Tag post was your favorite? Comment down below and let me know, and tell me which King’s Paladin character you’d like to interview next! (I need to get back into consistent character interviews.)