Florence + the Machine’s version of the original Game of Thrones song ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ has debuted during the closing credits of this season’s second episode, following a rendition sung by Podrick Payne earlier in the show. The song was produced by Thomas Bartlett and you can hear it and check out the lyric video below.
Florence Welch, the only artist to be featured in the final season of the hit HBO series, recorded ‘Jenny of Oldstones’ after being personally approached by the show’s creators, longtime Florence fans David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
“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 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 honoured to be a part of the final season.”
Florence + the Machine are also about to launch a North American tour in May, including headlining dates at Governors Ball in New York and FORM in Arcosanti, Arizona. The band play the following shows:
May 10: Mayer, AZ, 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.
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