Question: What music makes you think of Loki?
I actually have a couple of playlists full of music that make me think of Loki, but just linking to those lists seems almost like an answer that is too-easy and requires no thought. So, instead of doing that, I’m going to post a few of the songs and explain why I find them relevant.
For me, this song is perfect to describe the kind of people that Loki tends to be interested in – those who don’t fit in, the ones who exist on the fringes. All of the Lokeans I have ever met are misfits in their own lives, in one way or another, and that is, oddly, something that allows us to come together in our worship of Loki.
This song, for me, is a reflection of the way Loki stands beside us even when he comes to us in his Worldbreaker aspect. He reminds us that we have the strength to get to where we want to be, even if that means walking alone through the crowds of people that surround us. He is the one waiting for us to get there, though, and he is the one who helps us find the strength to walk down his path.
This song reflects how I imagine Loki would view the people who walk through life never questioning anything around them, content to embrace the status quo rather than ever speaking out or trying to change the world around them.
This is perhaps the best song I’ve found that reflects Loki’s Worldbreaker aspect. He comes into our lives to remake them into something better, to show us that we have a say in the way we shape our lives. Often, that means letting go of the things in our lives that aren’t serving us, even when we think they are what we need and try to cling to them. Eventually, though, we will let go of the pain we hold onto, and we start to work with Loki as he brings the fire of change into our lives.
To round it out, I’ll end with another Icon For Hire song – most of their songs are pretty Loki-like, in my opinion. This one, though, I like because there are two ways to look at this song when it comes to Loki. The first is that it encourages people to stop being afraid to act and just get out there and do something, even if it ends up being wrong. With another experience, you gain the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in a situation because you’ve gone through enough similar ones and tried enough things that don’t work to know what will. That is Loki’s style of wisdom – experiential knowledge.
The second way of viewing this song is to think of it as Loki himself talking to those in the wider Heathen community who view him as some sort of Satanic or evil figure. This isn’t Loki speaking to them, of course, but it is amusing to imagine it that way. Sort of a “sure, you want to look at me that way and stay frozen in your life, go ahead; I’ll be over here, actually living.” To me, that’s a pretty Loki-like way to phrase things, but that comes from my personal experiences with him.
I have a lot more songs that I could add to this list – like I said, I have two playlists. You can find the first of those playlists here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrgRUGA8GxIDiwlnafNlbeD0Er4gKiuxj and the second one here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCzpggNZDgRq2YBaNv9BFWLpmk4KQuz-M
There may be a couple of songs that overlap – I have two different YouTube accounts, so videos end up added to whatever list of the account I happen to be on at the time. Anyway, enjoy the music, and let me know of other songs you think should be on my playlists for Loki.