Reputation’, the sixth studio album by Taylor Swift (29), is inspired by the series ‘Game of Thrones’. The pop star admitted that in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It’s half my life, but then seen through a” Game of Thrones “filter.”
In 2016 Taylor Swift started bingewatching ‘Game of Thrones’ and soon the series also started to influence her work. She says that in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “A lot of my fantasy was spent on ‘Game of Thrones’,” it sounds. “I was working on ‘Reputation’ and didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I never really revealed that many songs were inspired by the show.”
According to Swift you can divide ‘Reputation’ into two parts: on the one hand you find inflammatory songs about revenge, on the other you find songs about love and the search for something “holy in the midst of all war violence”. “The songs were half based on what I experienced, but then viewed through a ‘Game of Thrones’ filter. ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is literally Arya Stark’s murder list. “King of My Heart” was inspired by Khal Drogo and Daenerys. I also wanted the drums to sound like Dothraki drums. ”She also drew inspiration from the famous series for other songs, says Swift. I wrote “I Did Something Bad” after Arya and Sansa decided to kill Littlefinger. In that song and in ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ there are also some Cersei vibes. And Daenerys influences! ”
The connection with ‘Game of Thrones’ remained a secret for a long time, but Swift says she eventually shared her secret with DB Weiss and David Benioff, the makers of the series. She met them at a party. “I sat there and thought,” Am I telling them? Is that crazy? Nobody asked for this information. ” But one of the first things they said was, “Our daughters are crazy about your music.” So I thought, “This is my chance!” Weiss and Benioff were very happy that Swift was such a big fan.
But then the ultimate question: who ends up on the Iron Throne? “Daenerys, Arya or Sansa,” says Swift. “But if I am realistic, I think that Sansa has the skills and talent to delegate and make a brave face, while still taking on a stoic attitude. Arya will become Hand of the King . “