I’ve mentioned this to a couple of people I’ve talked to about my inspiration for my trilogy, The Phoenix Ashes, but it all really came together from one song: “Save You” by Kelly Clarkson. Something about the melody and everything about the lyrics would inspire to keep writing about Lucas and Selena. Whenever I would hit a writer’s block, and believe me the occasions were countless, I would listen to that one song and the story and words would literally flow out of me. It’s amazing, because no matter how many times I listened to it, I never got sick of it. Even to this day I still love the song. To me, it will forever be a timeless song and a reminder of how one simple thing can give birth to something so much bigger.
It’s been a long time since Kelly Clarkson has released a new album and I listened to it for the first time today, and she definitely did not disappoint. So, if you haven’t already checked it out, go and listen to her new album, Piece by Piece.
Listen to the “Save you” by Kelly Clarkson below. This song is the heart of my trilogy, The Phoenix Ashes.