BLEMISHED: Behind the Music

In BLEMISHED, I see Gavin and Chloe as two old souls who found solace in each other, and the music had to reflect that.

Last fall, I decided to make a trailer, and the music selection is limited, but the haunting lyrics of Brice Davoli’s “Dream Come True” resonated with Gavin and Chloe’s love story.

From there, Standards seem to filter into the story.

Gavin is a self-professed geek, and he’s just been living his life like Nat King Cole — “Day In, Day Out.” Until Chloe comes along…

In Chloe’s quest to find eal happiness for the first time in her life, Johnny Marhis’ “Wonderful Wonderful” became “their song” over frozen margaritas int he middle of a snow storm.

In a whimsical moment, when Chloe’s feeling carefree, I dropped in one of my all-time favorite songs that I’ve adored since I was a small child, Shirley Bassey’s “Bye-Bye Blackbird.” That song just perfectly illustrates Chloe. All her life, she waited for someone like Gavin, and now, she can say good-bye to the blackbird.

And then she has a few too many glasses of wine with dinner…and Gavin is forced to admit that she’s more Bjork than Betty Hutton.

A collection of standards wouldn’t be complete without Tony Bennett, and Gavin has some sweet reflections to this number.

And you can find the full playlist here.

Hope you enjoyed that taste of what’s to come in BLEMISHED. We’re so close now — just  week and some change. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me on this journey. And may you fall in love with Gavin and Chloe on their adventure toward Happily Ever After.

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Juliet Braddock loves eighties music, wine, food, theater and all things French. When she’s not exploring the big cities of the world—most notably Paris—she lives and writes in Manhattan, and is the proud cat mom to a very spoiled Russian Blue rescue.

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