As Game of Thrones fans await the last two episodes of the series, and Taylor Swift fans await her new album, it seems both of these groups have something in common.
During her wide-ranging Entertainment Weekly interview, the 29-year-old singer revealed that all of her songs have been influenced by the HBO fantasy series.
The singer said she first started binge-watching the HBO fantasy series in 2016, but she was able to avoid spoilers, and she added a lot of songs on her 2017 album Reputation was influenced by the show.
‘So much of my imagination was spent on Game of Thrones,’ Swift said. ‘At the time, I was making reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of the songs were influenced by the show.’
‘These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter,’ Swift said.
She added that Reputation ended up becoming a double-album, with one album featuring songs about vengeance, and the other, focusing on love, and, ‘something sacred throughout all the battle cries.’
‘These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter,’
Swift said, before breaking down specific examples.
‘Look What You Made Me Do is literally Arya Stark’s kill list,’ Swift said during her interview.
‘King of My Heart was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys,’ Swift added, referring to Jason Momoa’s character from Season 1 and Emilia Clarke’s character.
‘It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drums,’ Swift said.
The singer even integrated plot lines from Season 7 into the album, just before it dropped.
‘I Did Something Bad I wrote after Arya and Sansa conspire to kill Littlefinger,’ the singer revealed during her interview.