Do you have any headcanons of theme songs for all the companions? I'd be quite interested to see what you choose for each one.
Admittedly my selection is limited to the music that I listen to. With a few of these, there are probably a number of other songs that could work just as well if not better - I just haven’t come across them. Some entries are NSFW due to language.
[Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons] This song makes me think of Cullen’s internal monologue when he is at one of his low points. I see him as someone who has really lost faith in himself as well as his purpose - and even as he is now trying to redeem himself, he may not fully believe that he can. Over the course of the game I think he regains a lot of his confidence in that respect.
Sample Lyric:“Weep, little lion man, you’re not as brave as you were at the start. Rate yourself and rake yourself, take all the courage you have left and waste it on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head.”
While there are a lot of songs I have collected that make me think of Solas, most of them are set in a romantic context. One of the few that isn’t is [Pompeii - Bastille]. The lyrics make me think of the fall of Arlathan and how, more often than not, he’d rather slip into the Fade and relive what once was rather than connect to the world as it is now.
Sample Lyric:“And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love. Gray clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above - but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all?”
[Out of This World - Bush]. Makes me think of him in Asunder more than in Inquisition. Disconnected, wanting to be remembered. Drifting and ethereal. A touch
of madness and longing to be a part of a world that ultimately frightens
Sample Lyric: “When we die, we go into the arms of those who remember us. We are home now. Out of our heads. Out of our minds. Out of this world. Out of this time.”
[Into Your Mind - Fiddler’s Green]. All about a person who is lying about who they are and running away
from their past. Despite the subject matter, the song itself is not
dreary. It’s incredibly upbeat - a toe-tapper. The kind of music I would
expect to hear in a rowdy tavern - a setting in which Blackwall would
not be totally ill-suited.
Sample Lyric:“And still I don’t know who you’ve been all the time. The mirror, it shows a different face- a matter of time, a matter of place. I know you’re gone without a trace, denying your past and rejecting your ways.”