Last night on Game of Thrones, the armies at Winterfell readied for a battle that’s been eight seasons in the making. Some sought comfort in the arms of loved ones, while a motley crew gathered before a warm fire, shared wine, stories, and a song. In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Podrick sang “Jenny of Oldstones.” But as the credits rolled, HBO unveiled a special version by Florence + the Machine.
The song “Jenny of Oldstones” was written for the show by Game of Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the series’ composer Ramin Djawadi, and author George R.R. Martin. So you know a lot of thought went into every word. When they were looking for an artist to give voice to this song over the end credits, they approached Florence, in part because of the magic her music has brought to the show in the past.
In a shared statement, Benioff and Weiss said, “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. 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.”
Check out the lyric video of Florence + the Machine’s “Jenny of Oldstones,” and relive the heartbreak and losses of all the seasons of Game of Thrones that have come before.
Florence + the Machine is now on tour.
Header Image Source: HBO