Tune In Tuesday: Soundtracking Legend
For this week’s Tune in Tuesday, Book Playlist Edition, I’m sharing my playlist for Marie Lu’s Legend.
Despite the fact that I’m not a huge lover of the dystopian genre, I adore this book. The story of June and Day, Legend is about two kids of the same age from two very different backgrounds who are both preternaturally gifted at all things badass. It’s really intriguing and full of power-plays and twists and that sense of never quite knowing where the characters’ loyalties lie.
1. Assassin—John Mayer
2. The Game Has Changed—Daft Punk
This song is stark and industrial and determined, which are qualities both Day and June possess when it comes to achieving their goals. The first time I heard this, I thought it was a perfect fit for Legend.
3. The Everchanging Spectrum of a Lie—The Joy Formidable
So, mostly I threw this in because I love the name of the song so much and definitely think it fits the ideas and themes in the book. But when I listened to the song with Legend in mind, it really did seem to fit the characters. And, I mean, I know that it’s easy to find meaning when you’re looking for it, but I’m stickin’ to my guns here. 😉
4. Carmina Burana—Written by Carl Orff
This song is just so—and I really am loathe to use this word because it is so overused, BUT—epic. It just IS. And there are some parts of Legend, especially toward the end, where I could just hear this song playing as the scenes were unfolding and biznass was going down.
So those are my picks for Marie Lu’s Legend. If you’d like to add anything or let me know what you’d include on your Legend playlist, please do so in comments!