Taylor Swift, the self-identifying queen of snakes, has a serious factor for the mom of dragons and all else Westeros.
The pop star revealed she counts herself among the many legions of “Game of Thrones” followers in her first sit-down journal interview in almost three years.
Swift was a comparatively late adopter of the HBO fantasy sequence, however grew to become so enamored with the characters that main gamers like Arya Stark and Daenerys Targaryen served as inspirations for her final album, “Reputation.”
“I just feel so lucky to exist when ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming out,” Swift advised Entertainment Weekly for a May cowl story.
“These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a ‘Game of Thrones’ filter. … ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is literally Arya Stark’s kill list,” Swift stated, including that the polarizing single additionally has Cersei and Daenerys vibes.
“‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys,” she continued. “It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drums.”
The singer additionally revealed that she wrote the thumping “I Did Something Bad” after Arya and Sansa Stark conspired to kill Littlefinger again in Season 7.
And in case you don’t consider Swift takes her stanning significantly, she sports activities pins that includes the “Game of Thrones” girls on the journal’s cowl, alongside pins highlighting another popular culture inspirations.
“Game of Thrones” has formed her “entire outlook on storytelling,” the singer stated, and led her to mannequin album releases after the present by dropping Easter eggs for her followers to find. Ahead of the discharge of her at present untitled seventh studio album, the Grammy winner has left breadcrumbs for followers to choose up on social media and in music movies, encouraging followers to swap theories concerning the path of her subsequent undertaking.
“I found ways to get more cryptic with information and still be able to share messages with the fans,” Swift advised Entertainment Weekly. “I aspire to be one one-millionth of the kind of hint dropper the makers of ‘Game of Thrones’ have been.”
And similar to the remainder of us, Swift additionally has her suspicions on who will find yourself on the Iron Throne when the sequence wraps up within the coming weeks.
“Daenerys, Arya, or Sansa,” she stated. “But if I’m being realistic, I think Sansa has the skill set and the ability to delegate and put on a brave face but a stoic demeanor … “Arya [would] be Hand of the King.”
“Game of Thrones” has confirmed to be widespread amongst celebrities as of late, with Drake, whom Swift additionally credit within the interview as one other large affect, giving a shout-out to Arya Stark throughout an acceptance speech at this month’s Billboard Music Awards.
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