Yeah. Lying Season is actually song by Alice in Chains. It was a b-side, so a lot fans don’t even know about it. I loved the song, thought it was fitting for the setting (Seattle, yo) and, well, all the lies…and so, voila.
Lying Season has a playlist, as do all of my books. With this book it was less about the individual songs and more about what albums I listened to during certain scenes. Actually, music plays a very important role in this book, more so than in any of the other ones. And thus, I invite you to download and listen to the songs below at play them at the right moments.
Lying Season Playlist
The Beatles Abbey Road - “Oh! Darling” and “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” featured prominently during Jenn and Dex’s car sing-along (ugh). “Come Together” is heard playing in Rebecca’s car. Perry almost hears “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” during a pivotal scene near the end.
Soundgarden — “Hands All Over”, “Gun” and any song from Louder than Love make good driving music on your way to a mental asylum. Correction: a haunted mental asylum. “Pretty Noose” Perry’s Karoake song of choice.
Rob Zombie The Sinister Urge — Perry’s “getting ready for a date” album of choice. Normal, right?
Alice in Chains — Dirty, gritty, Seattle streets. Wet weather and despair. Drugs. Torment. No way out. Pretty much every AIC song fits in with this book. Listen to them all.
Bohren and Der Club of Gore Beileid — anytime Perry is feeling reflective (so, uh, the whole book?)
The Kills Blood Pressures - “The Last Goodbye” is one emotional wallop of a song and pretty explanatory
Fantomas Delirium Cordia — little secret here…I listened to this album on repeat…and only this album…while writing every single scene inside the mental institution. Yeah. It scared the hell out of me and if you happen to play this while reading it (while reading ANYTHING) it’ll do the same to you too. Take my word for it. Bless you Fantomas. You keep on giving.