Given that my review of The 100 season 3 went up a few days ago, it is time for another Spotify Playlist Project Entry. This entry will focus on highlights of the season for me paired with songs. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Clarke on the Run
“Hurricane” by Thirty Seconds to Mars embodies the conflict within Clarke early in this season (actually, throughout the season, too, this conflict rakes through Clarke).
the demise of Mount Weather
“No Rest for the Wicked” by Lykke Li sums up the portrayal of Clarke early in this season. On the run and haunted by her actions, Clarke is restless and afraid. She has no one to trust.
The perfect song for the Emerson and Clarke relationship this season is “Haunt” by Bastille. He shows up in moments you’d never expect. And, man, was he a terrifying presence throughout the season. Just like the song’s eerie tone, this man was essentially a personification of Clarke’s past.
Clarke vs. Bellamy
“i miss the old u” by blackbear was something I stumbled on before watching this season. It jumped at me the moment someone got handcuffed while pleading for cooperation. Bellamy is furious with Clarke through her tension with Lexa.
Another really nice depiction of their conflict is “STFU” by mansionz and Spark Master Tape. They really weren’t listening to each other very much in the early episodes of this season.
Clexa (part 1)
“Lights Down Low” by MAX and gnash was what I associated with Clexa in general. The moment when Lexa swears that her allegiance is to Clarke, I was like, “Sweet cinnamon roll of a commander, we don’t deserve you.”
“Black Magic Woman” by Fleetwood Mac reflects the relationship between Ontari and Murphy. The magic they have is in the chemistry between them, in the lies they say, and in the facade they create to ease Ontari into her position of power.
“Everyone Dies in their Nightmares” by XXXTENTACION reminds me of Jasper this season. Plagued with grief and guilt, he tries to numb his pain in any way possible.
The Blake Heartbreak (Part 1)
“Way Down We Go” by Kaleo coalesces the jarring positions Octavia and Bellamy take this season. The song also reminds me of Jasper, Monty, and Raven dealing with pain and loss from the previous season. Oh, and Bellamy obviously, who loses someone important to him this season as well.
Lincoln and Lexa
“Fourth of July” by Sufjan Stevens reminds me of the losses of this season in terms of allies for the Sky people. Lincoln, in particular, in the rain, on his knees. The same pained yet serene tune echoes as I remember Lexa, in her bed, stunned at her death.
The Blake Heartbreak (Part 2)
“Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera is like the embodiment of Octavia punching Bellamy, trying to release the frustration and the loss.
“Silence” by Khalid and marshmallow is literally Lincoln in song form.
“Evil Woman” by Electric Light Orchestra sums up my thoughts on ALIE. A seemingly harmless woman, who is dangerous and unpredictable.
Clexa (Part 2)
“Baby I am Yours” Arctic Monkeys. This is what I thought when Lexa shows up in the City of Light. Seriously, their ship will always be really dear to me, because they are complicated and endearing.
“DNA” Lia Maria Johnson is all about the reality of what was physically happening while Clarke was in the City of Light. Bellamy, Abby, Octavia, Pike, Indra, Murphy, Miller, and Bryan vs. all the chipped people was part of what I had in mind when choosing this song.
Oh, and obviously, the scene with Becca, Alie, and Clarke was also something I considered. And finally, Murphy vs. Jaha is really interesting to examine under this lens.
“We Will Become Silhouettes” by the Postal Service is what I will leave you with, as I prepare for season 4’s impending doom. Thanks, Alie, for delivering terrible news for my babies.
“Lost Without You” Freya Ridings. All the deaths in this season come to mind with this song.
I hope you enjoy the playlist below.