So, the promised weekly-fun-stuff is here. Something I’ve been meaning to share for a bit now… new writing music!
A few of you may have heard of Adam Young. The guy who started Owl City and stuff. So what first inspired him to do music was soundtrack/score things. And so, long story short, he decided to do some himself, making music to historical events and such.
And they’re awesome.
He comes out with new ones once a month, too, so it’s a renewable supply.
So you can have the free stuff if you join his awesome website right here: AYoungScores.com
And you really really really should because the music is incredible and really good for writing stuff.
*whispers* do it.
And, because they’re on youtube too and you can see which ones you like before downloading them, I’ll share my favorite ones.<3
This one is probably my favorite. Also the first one I got. It’s got some really awesome acoustic guitar-y stuff and fun beats. It’s supposed to be something about the Confederacy in the Civil War, I think. Also I’ve been listening to this one a ton while writing Blank Mastermind, so it’s sort of become a soundtrack for that in my head.
- Georgia Boys (*points* these two are my songs for Wolfgang.)
- Country Hymn (kind of a Dallas song)
- Kennesaw Mountain
- How Sweet the Sound
This is the one I can most honestly say is an utter masterpiece. He did an incredible job capturing the event in music and bringing back various themes. It starts out big and grand and you can totally see “the unsinkable ship”. Then the terror at the iceberg. And by the time you get to “Lifeboats”… really. How can a song without words be such a tearjerker? (also he wove “Nearer My God To Thee” into the theme, which was a really cool touch there)
- Maiden Voyage
- Sinking (purely for the drama of it, really. best tense-scene music ever.)
I don’t know as much about this historical event, but the music is still really fun. A bit more techno that the other ones, but it’s really fun and peppy. Good for writing a lot of things, too. ❤ This one’s probably the one I’m most guilty of “singing along” to. 😛
- Wheels Down
- Nova Scotia
- The Thunderhead
- The Fog
So yes. To writers or anyone, definitely go check this awesome music out. 😀
Have you listened to Adam Young’s scores? What are some of your favorite songs for writing?
28 thoughts on “Adam Young Scores”
I LOVE Adam Young! I listen to his scores 90x more than Owl City… But I can never get the scores to download! This is an utter tragedy!! (That totally makes sense…)
YESSS I LOVE IT SO MUCH! 😀 Which score is your favorite?
Hmm… that’s weird. There’s just a little download button that worked just fine for me.
I liked the Mount Everest and Titanic ones. And yeah, I’ve tried the button and it wouldn’t work. 😦 I got two to download today, though! 😀
Those ones are awesome! I need to listen to the Everest one more. ❤
I love both Owl City and Sky Sailing so this makes me excited that he has more music! I haven’t listened to any of his scores yet, but that is soon to change.
You’ll have to tell me how you like them! 😀 They’re really good.
*squints at gif* why does that look familiar?
Hm, I’ve never heard any of these. Shall take a listen later. 🙂
Well one gif is Mike. The other is Leinad O’Neal.
YOU NEED TO. Hedgie will back me up. Go ask her.
Oh, I knew the Mike one. XP ooooh, yep, that’s why the other was familiar. XD
Yes, I have listened to these! I’ve got a bunch of them on my Spotify writing playlist.
Awesome! 😀 Which one’s your favorite?
I’m not actually sure… I usually just listen to them when I study, ha ha. I really like the Titanic one, though!
I love Owl City so I’ll have to check these out! This sounds amazing.
You should! It’s really cool. 🙂
XD When are you going to post more blank mastermind?
Three hours ago. 😛
Oh, okay. ;P
This is awesome!! 😀
I know!! 😀 You’d love the Titanic one especially, I think. 😉
Of course! X-D I can kinda pretend it’s the R101 one too 😛
Oooh yeah! 😀
I love his music because my best friend is OBSESSED with it ;D He texts me every time there’s a new one like “RUBIX LOOK AT THIS!” XD
XD I’d probably do the same… as it is, I have one friend that I freak out with every time there’s a new one. 😛
Ahhh I still need to listen to these. Adam Young is hosting a contest for fans to make a short film inspired by one or more of the scores, and I’m still trying to decide if I’ll have time and resources (and skills) to enter.
*vigorous nodding* you do.
WHAT IS THIS O.O
*wishes I had a film camera and time to do that because that sounds awesome*
Dude, 2016 was so awesome because of all the albums he released. And to answer your question early writefury, my favourite song is probably Shackleton. Keep up the amazing work! You are doing awesome!!!
Sincerely, Luke (Or The Doctor) on OdysseyNerds.