BY LAURA ACEVEDO
To me, every song is a story, and every story I read or write has a soundtrack. The two mediums have always gone hand in hand for me. I've recently turned my focus on screen writing and I see every song play out as a scene in a story. Because of this, I made this femme neo-noir playlist.
About the playlist: We open on a dark cityscape, backlit by buzzing neon with Ernestine Anderson's "Harlem Nocturne." We walk into the smokey little bar at the end of the street to meet our femme fatale smoking a cigarette. Her cool, tough as nails exterior is cracked as Lana Del Ray's "Million Dollar Man" plays.
We see a bittersweet glimmer in her eye as she catches her lover kissing another dame in a dimly lit corner of the bar. Billie Holiday's "Glad To Be Unhappy" and Amy Winehouse's "Love Is A Losing Game" suggest a broken woman. But Nina Simone's "I Put A Spell On You" and Eartha Kitt's "I Want To Be Evil" suggest thoughts of revenge. Will she go through with her plans to get back at him? How does the story sound to you in the end?
1. Harlem Nocturne - Ernestine Anderson
2. La Nuit Mène Une Existence Obscure - Nicolas Repac
3. Million Dollar Man - Lana Del Rey
4. Glad To Be Unhappy (DJ Logic Remix) - Billie Holiday
5. I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
6. Love Is A Losing Game
7. I Want To Be Evil - Eartha Kitt
8. Black Coffee - Ella Fitzgerald
9. The End Of A Love Affair - Nicolas Repac & Billie Holiday
Laura Acevedo is a Junior at UCF majoring in creative writing with a minor in music.