I recently read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and immediately fell in love with the story. The dark tone and themes partnered with the relationships between the different characters captivated me so much I decided to make a playlist for the novel!
The playlist moves, more or less, chronologically through Addie LaRue’s life as depicted in the book. The first song begins where the book begins and ends where the book ends. Although the playlist follows Addie’s timeline, some songs are placed as POVs of other characters, and it should be pretty evident upon listening, if you have read the book.
In addition to mapping out Addie’s Life through song thematic content, I also made song choices based on mood and tone. Many songs are darker when Addie struggles and lighter when she thrives.
Here’s a list of songs from the playlist.
Adeline (feat. Kathleen) by John-Robert
Runnin’ Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush
Once Upon a Dream – From Maleficent by Lana Del Rey
The Devil is a Gentleman by Merci Raines
When the Day Met the Night by Panic! at the Disco
Je te Laisserai des mots by Patrick Watson
All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers
Little Dark Age by MGMT
Ghosting by Mother Mother
Hard Times by Paramore
Sunlight by Hozier
Flapper Girl by The Lumineers
ocean eyes by Billie Eilish
Immortals by Fall Out Boy
Royals by Lorde
Motion Sickness by Phoebe Bridgers
Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance
Bookstore Girl by Charlie Burg
I Remember You – 2017 Remaster by Ramones
Everywhere – 2017 Remaster by Fleetwood Mac
Electric Love by BØRNS
Human by The Killers
I Will Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
The Chain – 2004 Remaster by Fleetwood Mac
Dream a Little Dream of Me by Kina Grannis
Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine
You Are the Moon by The Hush Sound
Date With The Night by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
*the bonus tracks are songs I added after I initially made this playlist. I am sure they would fit perfectly within the playlist but I don’t want to disturb the flow as it is already set. So, if you absolutely need an additional three songs after you finish, here are three great songs that fit the vibe!