Today, a few more details about Veronica Roth‘s Divergent playlist were revealed by Harper Collins’ Divergent Facebook fan page.
Roth’s playlist was first revealed by her, via a blog post last year (which also hosts the songs included), but today’s list includes specific references to which moments or circumstances each song pertains to.
Here’s the list:
1.“Starts With One” by Shiny Toy Guns
- This song gets me in touch with the good aspects of Beatrice’s chosen faction.
2. “Chasm” by Flyleaf
- And this song gets me in touch with the bad aspects of Beatrice’s chosen faction.
3. “Come Alive” by Foo Fighters
- This is the love interest’s song for Beatrice.
4. “Again” by Flyleaf
- And this is Beatrice’s song for the love interest.
5. “Help I’m Alive” by Metric
- Beatrice’s initiation song.
6. “We Die Young” by The Showdown
- This might as well be the theme song for Beatrice’s chosen faction—it’s what they would choose for themselves.
7. “Canvas” by Imogen Heap
- This is the “riding on trains” song.
8. “Running Up That Hill” by Placebo
- The tone of this song matches the tone of much of the book, for me.
9. “Sweet Sacrifice” by Evanescence
- I was listening to this song when the first scene I wrote (in chapter 6) popped into my head. That scene led me to the world of the book and its basic plot.
10. “Arise” by Flyleaf
- A powerful song that’s perfect for chapters 38 and 39.
Roth’s original post on this subject contains more specific details about how some of these groups played a role in creating Divergent, so you’ll definitely want to check that out here.