This week, ahead of Valkyrie’s publication, we’re back with the Elsehere Soundtrack and this is probably the crossover piece between what I was listening to for Sekhmet and what I was listening to for Valkyrie. It’s a song by Marillion from their album of the same name.
Marillion are an English rock group who formed in the late 1970s and are still going strong, albeit with one or two line up changes in that time. Afraid of Sunlight was released in 1995 and is a meditation on fame, fortune and the costs thereof.
Where to start. I’ve mentioned before that I love a good, complicated bit of music and Afraid of Sunlight is certainly that. The music builds up to a climax, before ebbing away again until it ends with just Steve Hogarth’s plaintive question. As for the lyrics, I love the questioning nature of them. It’s not a song that tells a story, but it definitely tells emotion.
And that’s where it fits into the Elsehere soundtrack. It’s very much a character piece for Kari. It reflects where she is at the end of Sekhmet and where she starts Valkyrie. She’s questioning herself and trying to figure out where she goes from here. She’s driving the road, the question is, does it lead to surrender or to something else?
Valkyrie is out on the 18th and can be pre-ordered now.
The Elsehere Soundtrack on Spotify has been updated to add this in.
That’s all for now. Happy reading and listening!