'For The Throne': Stream the Latest 'Game of Thrones'-inspired Music Album
In line with the #ForTheThrone campaign launched in anticipation of the show’s eighth and final season, HBO and Columbia Records just released For the Throne, a compilation album of Game of Thrones-inspired songs by various artists.
The album is not a soundtrack, but comprises 14 original songs, not featured on the show, but inspired by the series. For the Throne covers a wide range of genres, with songs by some of today’s hottest artists, including A$AP Rocky, The National, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, and more. The album also presents Muse frontman Matt Bellamy’s first solo release, “Pray (High Valyrian),” incorporating whispers from the fictional language, as well as one song in Spanish, "Me Traicionaste,” courtesy of Latina artist, Rosalía feat. A.CHAL. Florence + The Machine’s rendition of “Jenny of Oldstones,” which played during the credits of season 8, episode 2, however, is not included in the album.
Earlier this month, we got a first taste of the album with “Power is Power” by The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott, who have teased an upcoming music video for the song.
The latest compilation follows the two-volume Catch the Throne mixtape released in 2014 and 2015, also consisting of songs inspired by the series by various popular artists. The release of For the Throne comes just days before the premiere of the highly-anticipated third episode of season 8, in which the Battle of Winterfell will be the longest battle sequence in cinematic history.
The album will also have a limited release in vinyl, with 11 different cover art configurations: one standard, nine representing each house crest, and one split-colored––Translucent Fire Orange and Crystal Ice––version.
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