Toad's new album, New Constellation, was released around the same time I finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
The following is a conversation between Levi and Cath and is a direct quote from Fangirl:
I don’t think I’m any good at this. Boy—girl. Person—person. I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off."
Levi’s face clouded over. Not grimly, she thought—thoughtfully. In thoughtful clouds. “That’s crazy,” he said.
“I know,” Cath agreed, feeling almost relieved. “Exactly. I’m crazy.”
He reached his fingers back and hooked them inside the cuff of her sweater. “But you still want to give me a chance, right? Not just me, this? Us?”
“Yeah,” Cath said, like she was giving in.
“Good.” He tugged on her sleeve and smiled down at their not-quite-touching hands. “It’s okay if you’re crazy,” he said softly.
“You don’t even know—”
“I don’t have to know,” he said. “I’m rooting for you.
While the line in the book states that he is rooting for her... Toad's I'll Bet On You is the PERFECT song to accompany this scene. Every time I listen to it, I immediately think of Levi and Cath.
I'm not usually someone who tries to link music to books. I know a lot of authors who create soundtracks for their books, which I think is cool, but I'm not usually that creative. There are the few times when I hear a song and it immediately reminds me of something...which is what happened in this case.