With the premiere of Game of Thrones’ final season mere days away, it seems as though everyone has a theory about who will end up on the Iron Throne. Will Daenerys and Jon Snow take control of Westeros in a return to the Targaryen dynasty? Or will the Mother of Dragons embrace the Night King instead? Will Arya manage to strike all of the names from her list? Will Jaime and Cersei betray each other in the end? We’re on the edge of our seats waiting to find out, but it looks like a Spotify playlist from the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, could reveal the answers.
Today, April 9th, Benioff and Weiss released a new playlist called “Game of Thrones: The End Is Coming,” designed to accompany the show’s final season. And in addition to being expertly curated to match the tone of the season, it also reportedly contains hints about the ending.
It’s easy to see why Benioff and Weiss picked some of the songs included on the playlist. “Wolf Like Me” by TV On The Radio is a clear reference to House Stark, while we’d be willing to bet that the Lannisters influenced the selection of “Gold Lion” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Other tracks reference war and the winter, like “Cold Cold Cold” by Cage the Elephant and “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.
Some selections, however, are just vague enough that they could be clues. “Mother” by The Amazons could refer to Cersei, who revealed she was pregnant at the end of last season. But could it also hint at a new Targaryen baby? There’s also “Crown on the Ground” by Sleigh Bells—a hint that no one will sit on the Iron Throne in the end? The playlist ends with U2’s “Love Is Blindness,” which could foreshadow either a conflict between Cersei and Jaime or the other budding incestuous romance between Jon and Dany.
If you need us, we’ll be listening to this playlist on repeat (found here) trying to figure this out. April 14th can’t get here soon enough.