‘Jenny of Oldstones‘ is played in the episode’s closing credits. It followed Podrick Payne singing ‘Jenny’s Song’ by a fire earlier on in the programme, a truncated version of which appears in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
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Watch the lyric video of Florence’s version below:
Podrick’s song is rich with history that could tell us a lot about how the show will conclude – read more about that theory here.
Florence Welch was personally approached by the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, for the song and is the only artist to officially soundtrack part of the final season.
“We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the Season 2 trailer with her song ‘Seven Devils’ was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had,” Benioff and Weiss said. “So the opportunity to hear her otherworldly voice on our show was always at the forefront of our minds. We’re still pleasantly shocked that she agreed to sing ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and we’re in love with the result.”
Florence added: “Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in ‘Game of Thrones,’ not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season.”
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The singer tours North America in May with opening support from Christine and the Queens, Blood Orange, Perfume Genius and Nathanielf Rateliff & The Night Sweats at selected shows. Florence headlines festivals including Governors Ball in New York and British Summertime Hyde Park in London this summer.
A separate album of music inspired by the fantasy epic called ‘For The Throne’ is slated for release later this year. Pitchfork reports that SZA, the Weeknd, and Travis Scott’s song ‘Power Is Power’ is rumoured to appear on the record.
The latest Game of Thrones episode, ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’, aired today (April 22) and sees the occupants of Winterfell bracing for untold deaths. Read our full review here.