As Game of Thrones wraps up its final season, the show has given us plenty of surprises — one of them being an original song by Florence + The Machine, "Jenny of Oldstones," which played over the credits of Season 8, Episode 2: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." Over the weekend, the English band gave the song its live debut during their performance at Arizona’s FORM Arcosanti festival.
Before beginning, Florence Welch gave the track a special dedication. “I would like to dedicate this song to Arya Stark," she said quietly to an uproar of applause. After a brief pause, she added: "who saved us all.”
Watch the mesmerizing performance below.
“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,” show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said in a statement. “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.”
“When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me,” said Welch. “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 honored to be a part of the final season.”
Game of Thrones' series finale is set to air Sunday, May 19, at 9pm EST/PST.
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