Rag’n’Bone Man says ‘Skin’ was inspired by Game Of Thrones

Rag'n'Bone Man revealed in a new interview that his song 'Skin' was inspired by a Game Of Thrones plotline

BRITs Critic’s Choice Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man has said that his track ‘Skin’, from his album Human, is inspired by the relationship between Game Of Thones‘ Jon Snow and Ygritte.

In an interview with Radio X’s John Kennedy, the singer, whose real name is Rory Graham, said: “It’s kind of about just missing out on something that could have been. And we had the kind of verse down. We came back in the next day. I’d been watching Game Of Thrones where Jon Snow and the wildling girl [Ygritte]; they’re obviously in love but they can’t be together because they’re from different worlds.

“It’s a very kind of sad solemn scene, but I came back in and I’d written down: ‘When the walls came down/When I heard that sound/I’d still be thinking about you’.

“It just kind of meant that whatever happened you’d still have that person in your mind. And that was kind of inspired by that episode.”

Rag’n’Bone Man recently revealed to NME his shock at receiving a call from Elton John, who told him “F**king love you, I think you’re brilliant”.

He also spoke of his shock at winning the BRITs Critic’s Choice Award, saying he convinced himself he “wasn’t going to win”. He beat Anne Marie and Dua Lipa to claim the prize.