When I was making these Palo Alto-inspired playlists, I tried to get into both Teddy and April’s mindsets. I ran through the book and movie scenes in my brain and picked songs that reminded me of pivotal moments in both.
For Teddy’s playlist, I wanted to capture the mood of being in his place at those certain moments. For instance when Teddy is at the party, I wanted to choose songs that created the atmosphere of feeling alone even when you are surround by so many others–which I think is how he feels for a lot of the story itself.
For April’s playlist, I wanted to capture the feeling of being sort of bored with how life is going for her. She feels stuck but doesn’t quite know what to do. I put together most of these songs to reference when April is just laying on her bed and thinking.