Murder Train

So there is this song called “Murder Train” on my new soundtrack that is haunting me right now. I can’t stop listening to it. The weirdest thing is that this album was almost finished WITHOUT Murder Train. I loved the whole thing, every song on that beautiful album. But when it came down to it–when it was basically completed–I told Her Last Boyfriend we needed one more song.

See, there is this climactic scene that I felt we were pussy-footing around. It’s a violent scene and we needed a violent song.

Within twenty-four hours after my request–nay, twelve–I was given the rough of the new song Murder Train. It was violent and I loved it. Especially the intro, which was actually quite gentle. That’s the part that I keep on repeat. The mournful, weeping cello is what really gets me, and then the climbing, echoing clatter of the train. And the dive of the cello at the last, plunging into depths beyond register…oh, the evil in that. The trepidation.

Listening to this song feels like someone opened my head and delicately picked out my best (or maybe my worst), most private thoughts, and then made music with them.

Now you listenĀ HERE. (Be advised, this link only gets you to the free Spotify listen of the album. You must click on the “Murder Train” track to understand what I’ve been blabbering on about).

Read more about Her Last Boyfriend HERE.



Sarah is the author of the new Young Adult novel, The Tramp, which is the first book in her epic saga, Bound. She is also currently working on a related novella entitled, Wicked Lover, which will be released in serial format on Amazon every two months. View the trailer for The Tramp, and listen to its original soundtrack! Find more info and links at An artist turned author, Sarah's literary work incorporates art judicially, both in plotlines and in supporting social media. A reader can view characters' art and posters for fictitious events in Shirley County, listen to samples of character's favorite music and music that inspired the writing process, and even purchase a charm given to the heroine of The Tramp. LayerCake Productions is Sarah Wathen's independent publishing company, responsible for producing all video, audio and imagery for the Bound saga. Visit for more info.

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