You like music, right?
I’m trying to select some background music for a book trailer for Stealing the Wolf Prince, my fantasy romance with Irish influence. I’ve narrowed it down to two royalty free tracks and now I need help deciding which to use. Clicks on the link to listen!
1) Moorland – This has Uilleann pipes, which I love, and percussion. Its very dark and somber, slight build through the piece but nothing climactic. The feel is right but I fear it’s too somber for a romance novel trailer.
2) The Pyre – This has cellos, mandolins (love!), percussion, and violins in the second half. The strings keep the Irish tone but the overall affect is medieval. I feel this has a more positive feel than Moorland but doesn’t have the mystery so much.
Both are good but I’ll only get a small 30 to 45 second chunk of music for my trailer. Which would you more associate with a fantasy romance? Stealing the Wolf Prince was described as a fairy tale by my editor so there is a mystical property to the novel as well.
Let me know in the comments!