Hear Florence + the Machine’s ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ as Featured in the Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode

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On Sunday night, as fans gathered around their TVs/streaming devices to watch the latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the familiar voice of Florence + the Machine popped up during the end credits, as the band‘s cover of the original GoT composition “Jenny of Oldstones” played.

There’s an official lyric video for the Florence version, but be warned: it’s full of spoilers and will probably not make sense to anybody who isn’t fully caught up with the show:

According to the news release, Welch was personally approached by GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss about the song.

“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,” say Benioff and Weiss. “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,” says Florence. “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.”

“Jenny of Oldstones” was written by Ramin Djawadi, Dan Weiss, David Benioff and GoT creator George R.R. Martin, and Florence + the Machine is the only musical artist featured throughout the show’s final season.

Catch Florence + the Machine on the road this year:

May 10 Mayer, AZ FORM Arcosanti
May 12 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl*
May 13 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl*
May 15 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion†
May 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena†
May 20 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre†
May 23 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island‡
May 24 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre‡
May 26 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage‡
May 28 Montreal, QC Centre Bell‡
May 30 Boston, MA Xfinity Center‡
June 1 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
June 3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion‡
June 5 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§
June 6 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre§
June 8 Orlando, FL Amway Arena§
June 9 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena§
*with Perfume Genius
†with Christine & the Queens
‡with Blood Orange
§with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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