Florence + The Machine Debut Celtic Ballad ‘Jenny Of Oldstones’ On ‘Game Of Thrones’: Listen
Florence + The Machine appeared their rendition of the first Game of Thrones tune “Jenny of Oldstones” on Sunday night (April 21) amid the end credits of the second scene of the HBO arrangement’s last season. The track, delivered by Thomas Bartlett, was recorded after vocalist Florence Welch was by and by asked by show makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to be the main craftsman included in the last keep running of the epic show, as per an official statement.
“We’ve generally been colossal devotees of Florence’s music, and the Season 2 trailer with her melody ‘Seven Devils’ was potentially the most dominant we’ve at any point had,” Benioff and Weiss said in an announcement. “So the chance to hear her extraordinary voice on our show was dependably at the front line of our psyches. We’re still charmingly stunned that she consented to sing ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and we’re infatuated with the outcome.”
“High in the halls of the kings who are gone/ Jenny would dance with her ghost/ The ones she had lost and the ones she had found/ and the ones who had loved her the most,” Florence Welch sings over the gentle Celtic melody of the song performed a cappella in the episode by Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman). The ballad was written by GoT composer Ramin Djawadi, Weiss, Benioff and Thrones book series author George R. R. Martin.
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“When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me,” Florence said in the statement. “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.”
The new Florence track comes on the heels of Friday’s release of “Power is Power” by SZA, the Weeknd and Travis Scott, which appears on the upcoming all-star compilation For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones).
Watch the lyric video for “Jenny of Oldstones” below.