Last week, it was announced that Game Of Thrones will release its first soundtrack album, For The Throne, on April 26th. Our first taste of the new album comes from The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott on their new song, “Power Is Power.” Way back in season 2 of Game Of Thrones, Cersei Lannister said that knowledge isn’t power; power is power. It’s only fitting that this standout quote became a stunning song for the show’s soundtrack album.
“Power Is Power” starts with dark, echoing pings against a low beat. The Weeknd opens with a declaration of his ice-and-snow origins. The song gets fuller with the addition of piano on the pre-chorus, The Weeknd admitting that the crown is heavy… but only for the weak. The chorus grows more pop and infectious as he assures that a knife in his heart wouldn’t slow him down. He’s powerful, and his fire will never burn out. SZA takes over for the second verse, asking “who can I trust?” before citing the one thing that could kill her: love. Travis Scott doesn’t appear until the third verse, in which he describes his time as a monster with the crown. SZA later repeats that the crown is heavy… but not for a queen. She and The Weeknd close out the song with a duet version of the chorus.
Listen to “Power Is Power” below:
“Power Is Power” appears on the upcoming Game Of Thrones soundtrack album, For The Throne, out next week. You can pre-order the album from all the major music providers here. You can also pre-order For The Throne vinyl records now. In addition to limited edition split color fire and ice vinyl, you can select limited House editions, each of which features different artwork pertaining to your family of choice. Choose from all 9 houses: Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Arryn, Tully, Tyrell, and Martell. While the digital album comes out on April 26th, the vinyl records don’t come out until July 26th.
In addition to “Power Is Power,” For The Throne will feature songs 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. The soundtrack comes via Columbia Records.
For The Weeknd, “Power Is Power” is just the latest of many collaborations and soundtrack songs. Earlier this year, he joined Nav on the single “Price On My Head” and Gesaffelstein on the controversial single “Lost In The Fire.” Last year, The Weeknd teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther single, “Pray For Me.” In 2017, The Weekned joined frequent collaborator Lana Del Rey on her single, “Lust For Life,” itself the title track of her fourth studio album.
One year ago, The Weeknd released his 6-song EP, My Dear Melancholy, featuring the single “Call Out My Name.” It was his first release following his 2016 album Starboy, which launched singles like “Starboy,” “False Alarm,” “I Feel It Coming,” and “Secrets.” The Weeknd is currently working a new album, expected out sometime in 2019.
Like The Weeknd, SZA also appeared on the Black Panther soundtrack, singing on the single “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar. She released her debut album, Ctrl, in June 2017, launching five singles: “Drew Barrymore,” “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott, “The Weekend” featuring Calvin Harris, “Broken Clocks,” and “Garden (Say It Like Dat).” SZA also appeared on Maroon 5’s single “What Lovers Do” and a remix of Lorde’s song, “Homemade Dynamite.” She’s notably worked with both Rihanna and Cardi B as well, appearing on “Consideration” and “I Do,” respectively.
Travis Scott’s last album, Astroworld, came out in August 2018. It launched the singles “Butterfly Effect,” “Sicko Mode,” “Yosemite,” and “Wake Up.” Travis also notably appeared on Kodak Black’s hit single “Zeze” along with Offset.
Enjoy “Power Is Power,” and look out for the rest of the For The Throne songs next week. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
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