Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, featured a scene with a motley crew Westerosi warriors preparing for the next fight. As they pour out the last dregs of wine, Tyrion asks for a song and Brienne’s squire, Podrick Payne steps in with a song called “Jenny of Oldstones.”
The song first appeared in the A Song of Fire and Ice novels as “Jenny’s Song.” Vox breaks down how the song is used in the books and how it was changed for the TV.
Game of Thrones' second episode had a musical Easter egg, a somber song that may foreshadow Daenerys’s and Jon’s future https://t.co/yxqUIgRgrr
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 22, 2019
When the episode wrapped, a version of “Jenny of Oldstones” by Florence + The Machine played over the credits.
Florence Welch was asked by the show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to perform the song. She is so the only mainstream artist lending her voice to the soundtrack of the final season.
In a 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.”
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