Earlier this month, fans of Game Of Thrones were excited to learn of their upcoming soundtrack album, For The Throne, out April 26th. Last week we got our first taste of the new album with “Power Is Power” by The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott. Today, we get another Game Of Thrones songs… but it won’t appear on the soundtrack album. Florence + The Machine recorded a haunting version of “Jenny Of Oldstones,” first sung by the character Podrick Payne in episode 2 of season 8.
In the third novel of George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series (on which Game Of Thrones is based), only one line of Jenny’s song was included: “High in the halls of the kings who are gone, Jenny would dance with her ghosts”. This later transformed into a full song for the show’s final season. The show’s screenwriters D. B. Weiss and David Benioff filled out the lyrics, while composer Ramin Djawadi wrote the music for the song.
Florence Welch is known for her enchanting vocals, showcased in much of the music with her band. She proves a perfect fit for this mournful folk song. “Jenny Of Oldstones” leaves enough room for Florence’s voice to take center stage, captivating listeners even as the music grows. Florence weaves a tale of loss, remembering the ghosts of those you once loved.
The lyrics are made even more powerful by the visual accompaniment of the lyric video. Scenes spanning all 8 Game Of Thrones seasons highlight the many losses over the years, making the song that much more poignant.
Watch the lyric video for “Jenny Of Oldstones” below:
Although “Jenny Of Oldstones” won’t appear on For The Throne – out later this week – fans of Game Of Thrones will still want to check out the soundtrack album. It will feature music from A$AP Rocky, Chloe X Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Joey Bada$$, Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, The Lumineers, Maren Morris, Matthew Bellamy of Muse, Mumford & Sons, The National, Rosalía ft. A.Chal, Ty Dolla $ign, and X Ambassadors.
Florence + The Machine’s most recent album, High As Hope, came out last June. It started with “Sky Full Of Song” and “Hunger,”also giving videos to “Big God” and “South London Forever.” You can stream the album on Spotify or download it from iTunes now.
Earlier this year, the band released two new songs: “Moderation” and “Haunted House.”
Enjoy Florence + The Machine’s recording of “Jenny Of Oldstones,” and look out for more Game Of Thrones songs on For The Throne later this week. Keep checking back here for all the latest Florence + The Machine music news.
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