Of course there is no movie for Five for forever (54F for insiders), so there can't be an "OST", an original soundtrack. But the ever reliable iTunes lists me all the songs that I listened to during the making of 54F. I am writing in two locations, one without soundtrack, one with soundtrack.
The one without soundtrack is my daily commute that gives me—seat availability required— 2 x 25 minutes each day of write-work. Usually I write my pre-layout scenes where I am able to just reach the scene's objective without too much research or referencing. On a good commute, I am able to produce 1000 words. But in order to not miss my station, I do not distract myself further; no music for me.
My second —more serious writing— location is at home during the nighttime. And there music is my steady companion. My Sonos sound system produces a nice full sound even at low volumes, so 2-3 hours of music an evening is the norm.
2-3 hours means 30 songs or so an evening. As 54F took about a year end-to-end to produce that would be a very long soundtrack list. But a nice overview over "the mood" during that time will do nicely to give you an idea what had been keeping the little grey matter going.
With a little fanfare, the Five for Forever inspiration soundtrack:
The National - Fake Empire (from the album Boxer)
The Slow Show - Flower to burn (from the album White Water)
The Blue Nile - Let's go out tonight (from the album Hats)
Jennifer Warnes - Joan of Arc (from the album Famous Blue Raincoat)
Bear's Den - Agape (from the album Islands)
Howard Jones - New Song (from the album Human Lib)
The Weepies - Joleene (from the album Happiness)
Half Moon Run - Nerve (from the album Dark Eyes)
Coldplay - Sparks (from the album Parachutes)
Ryan Adams - How you get the girl (from the album 1989)
John Mayer - Paper Doll (from the album Paradise Valley)
Prefab Sprout - When love breaks down (from the album Steve McQueen)
For the lazy one's: check it out on Spotify!
Enjoy the silence!