If you watched the latest episode of Game Of Thrones, you probably noticed something different. Instead of the classical score by Ramin Djawadi, which usually plays in the closing credits, a track by a contemporary artist was featured.
Florence + The Machine covered “Jenny Of Oldstones” from George R.R. Martin’s novels. The somber track was originally sung by Brienne’s squire Podrick played by Daniel Portman. The English indie rock band is the only artist featured in the final season of the HBO series. The show’s creators personally approached them to perform this track.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
Frontwoman Florence reciprocated the love right back.
“When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me,” Florence said about the track. “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.”
Check out the track below.
Florence + the Machine ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ Lyric Video