AKBTW Playlists for Carol and Johnny

As I worked on A Kingdom Beneath the Waves, the second book of Garza Twins, I used music to help me get inside the heads of my two teen protagonists.

Here are the playlists for each character:

Carol Garza

(Listen and watch on YouTube.)

  • “Shadows” by Au Revoir Simone
  • “They” by Jem
  • “Vertigo” by Anya Marina
  • “Up We Go” by Lights
  • “Sea Legs” by The Shins
  • “Mouthful of Diamonds” by Phantogram
  • “La cigarra” by Natalia Lafourcade
  • “Te vas” by Candy
  • “Miedo a caer” by Ruido Rosa
  • “Tienes miedo” by Songs for Eleonor
  • “Bros” by Wolf Alice
  • “Caribe Atómico” by Aterciopelados
  • “La calle de las sirenas” by Kabah
  • “Boats and Birds” by Gregory and the Hawk
  • “Around the Bend” by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • “Dance Apocalyptic” by Janelle Monae
  • “These Boots Are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra
  • “Back in Your Head” by Tegan and Sara
  • “Clarity” by Zedd
  • “Aruarian Dance” by Nujabes
  • “Tsutsumareta nara” (If I’ve Been Enveloped in Tenderness) by Yumi Arai
  • “Something about Us” by Daft Punk
  • “1940” by The Submarines

Johnny Garza

(Listen and watch on YouTube.)

  • “El capitalismo foráneo” by Gotan Project
  • “Vuelvo al sur” by Gotan Project
  • “Alpha Beta Gaga” by Air
  • “minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix]” by Aphex Twin
  • “Subsonic” by Com Truise
  • “Know Where to Run” by Orbital
  • “D.A.N.C.E” by Justice
  • “Tijuana Bass” by Nortec Collective
  • “4500 millones de años de soledad” by Los Amparito
  • “FSOF” by Bassnectar and Maximillian & Maximillian
  • “Bass Head” by Bassnectar
  • “Underwater” by Flinch
  • “Mermaids” by Ruxell
  • “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex
  • “Basin Adjacent” by Cosmic Kids
  • “Hyph Mngo” by Joy Orbison
  • “Ellipsis” by Joy Orbison
  • “Positivísimo” by Rebolledo
  • “Midnight Request Line” by Skream
  • “Ankyo” by Kikuo
  • “Shape da Future” by Hideki Naganuma
  • “Wut” by Girl Unit
  • “Glendale Galleria” by Flying Lotus
  • “Pacific” by Goldroom
  • “Cups” by Underworld

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