As we ramp up to the kick off of the final season of Game Of Thrones, the two creators that aren’t George R.R. Martin have put together a Spotify playlist that they say has the show’s big ending in it.
The End Is Coming is a solid three-and-a-quarter hour listen from series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, filled with songs that nod at different moments and characters throughout the last seven seasons, and the incoming eighth, and final, season.
TV On The Radio‘s ‘Wolf Like Me‘ is clearly a wink at the direwolves adopted by the kids of Winterfell (RIP Shaggydog), meanwhile Queens Of The Stone Age‘s ‘No One Knows‘ could 100% either be talking about Cersei and Jamie Lannister rooting each other, or Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen…also rooting each other.
But also maybe U2‘s ‘Love Is Blindness‘ is about that too.
Clearly, the important tidbit here is that they’ve said that they’ve hidden the ending in the playlist. It’s apparently in there! What the fuck!!
According to Spotify (who also swear black and blue that they don’t know the ending either), Benioff and Weiss hid the ending right there in plain sight, and don’t think anyone will believe them.
“The answer to the ending is one hundred percent hidden in the playlist choices,” Benioff and Weiss said in an email. “No one will believe us, but it’s true.”
Let’s have a look at this here playlist and try and extrapolate some knowledge then, shall we?
‘Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea‘ by MISSIO could be something, right? How much of the ocean have we seen, apart from Daenerys’ army coming across the ocean to Westeros? Is there something lurking in the depths of the water that will change things? Is someone about to have a nice little chat with the fishies?
Obviously ‘Let’s Have A War‘ by Fear is pointing out the war between the houses, but also the war between the humans and the Night King‘s army of the dead. It also reminds me of that sick soundtrack from Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, but that’s neither here nor there.
Sleigh Bells‘ ‘Crown On The Ground‘ could mean literally anything at this point – like when Tywin Lannister was shot dead while on the crapper, or toffish little shithead Joffrey Baratheon met his demise. But could it also mean a change in leadership? Could this mean that whoever thinks they have the Iron Throne now is about to lose it all?
Or maybe it’s ‘Flugufrelsarinn‘ from Sigur Ros; a song that’s literally sung in a half made-up language. Though it’s apparently translated into a story about someone risking life and limb to save a bunch of flies, so who fucken knows anymore.
WAIT, NO. Track three of the playlist is ‘Immigrant Song‘ from Led Zeppelin, which was used in Thor: Ragnarok so obviously Chris Hemsworth is going to swoop in and we’ll have the GOT X Avengers crossover that we never wanted.
Regardless of all of this, the playlist absolutely slaps – who can deny a tracklist that opens with Rage Against The Machine and closes with a song from one of U2’s only good albums? (The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are good as, fight me)
Oh, and it includes choice tracks from Thrice, Black Flag, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and System Of A Down. NICE.
Check it all out below and please, tell me all your theories. Please, I need to know your thoughts.