This song is my current obsession. It somehow manages to make me sad at the same time as making me smile. I wish I could play it on piano (I used to play well, back in the day, but not so much now).

Amelie is one of my favourite films, but, until recently, I’d not thought much about the music. I’m not sure how, but at some point I kind of lost my connection to music. It seems to have come back (thankfully), and I’m reminded of another film soundtrack that I loved just as much as the film itself: the soundtrack to Pan’s Labyrinth.

I think the music I’m listening to probably changes how I write — and, in fact, I used to put particular albums on when I was trying to write an atmosphere into whatever it was I was working on. Clearly this needs further exploration…