New music from Florence + the Machine makes my week. New music from Game of Thrones just about makes my month.
So, like millions of fans around the world on Sunday night, I was in heaven during the end credits of Episode 2 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones, as the plaintive voice of Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine sang the gorgeous ‘Jenny of Oldstones’.
Ever hereafter thought of as “Never Wanted To Leave“.
‘Jenny of Oldstones‘ written specifically for Game of Thrones
Florence + the Machine’s ‘Jenny of Oldstones‘ was written specifically for Game of Thrones after Welch was asked by the show’s producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, to be the only artist to have music featured in the popular show’s final season.
In a press release, they explained their request:
“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. 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.”
For fans of Welch and Game of Thrones, Florence + the Machine’s ‘Jenny of Oldstones‘ is a perfectly understandable choice. Given that Welch’s old-fashioned sensibility, and always ethereal voice, is a perfect fit for the enormously successful fantasy drama.
Listen to Florence + the Machine’s ‘Jenny of Oldstones‘ in the official music video below.
And can we all agree that HBO has put together not only the perfect video, but also the perfect tribute to so many characters we have loved, or loved and lost.