Last week, Ally Condie revealed yet another song on her “Reached” playlist. This song is from Imogen Heap and it’s titled “Glittering Clouds (Locusts)”. It provides us with lots of insights and even more questions about the upcoming, final installment of the “Matched” Trilogy! The title alone suggests that sometimes things are not what they seem.
What kind of insights do you think we get from the lyrics, music and tone of the song?
Check out the lyrics from Glittering Cloud (Locusts) by Imogen Heaphere.
Ally Condie wrote up a playlist of songs that she listened to during her year and a half of writing the book Crossed. I’ve only posted videos for 3 here because she has a pretty extensive list of songs. I’m particularly impressed with the types of songs she listened to during this time. If you look at the entire list, you’ll see there’s a lot of mellow, folk type music as well as some eclectic stuff. She also writes the reasons she listened to the songs and their particular connections with the book, which I’ve also included for the 3 songs below.
The melancholy and beauty in this song made this the #1 most-listened to song while I was writing CROSSED.
I’ve always thought of this song particularly as Ky’s song, because it’s hard for him to believe sometimes that someone like Cassia could really love him.
If you’ve read the book, you’ll know exactly why I picked this song.
For the full list, go here.