Julian Blackthorn | A Shadowhunters Playlist

I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to do any other Shadowhunter playlists, but I couldn’t stop myself! I’m prepping for Queen of Air and Darkness and I’m “patiently” waiting for more Julian Blackthorn, so I decided to make him a playlist.

Our favorite Slytherin shadowhunter is definitely an emo, California boy. I can imagine him locking himself up in his studio and painting his worries away well blasting super emo songs. All he cares about are his family and Emma, so of course every song on this playlist is about them, too.

The Breakdown

Here are a few of my faves and why I picked them.

Dark Blue, Jack’s Mannequin

Julian is always in crowded rooms, but is always too busy scheming and hiding his emotions to show his true self and connect with people. Not even his siblings know how worries and stressed he is all the time.

Julian stress painting in his studio, probably

Notable Lyrics: “I have you breathing down my neck, breathing down my neck. I don’t, don’t know what you could possibly expect under this condition-so I’ll wait, I’ll wait for the ambulance to come, ambulance to come pick us up off the floor. What did you possibly expect under this condition?”

I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Death Cab For Cutie

Julian would follow his family (and Emma) to the ends of the earth if it meant he could keep them together and safe, and OMG I’m going to cry just thinking about all the Blackthorns and their love for each other. 😭


Notable Lyrics: “I’ll be close behind and I’ll follow you into the dark. No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white, just our hands clasped so tight, waiting for the hint of a spark”

HeavyDirtySoul, Twenty One Pilots

Sometimes Julian takes his plotting and scheming too far and he knows he messes up. Which leaves us wondering…how far will he go to get what he wants. (Will it be Voldemort status?)


Notable Lyrics: “This doesn’t mean I lost my dream. It’s just right now I got a really crazy mind to clean […] can you save my heavy dirty soul?”

Talk To Me

What did you think of my picks? What songs would you add? Do you have any playlists you’d want me to create?

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