Taylor Swift has revealed that Game of Thrones inspired her most recent album.
When you’re an artist, inspiration comes from unlikely places. But for pop sensation Taylor Swift, binge-watching her favorite show influenced her new music.
“So much of my imagination was spent on Game of Thrones,” Swift shared with Entertainment Weekly. “I was making Reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of the songs were influenced by the show.”
She also explained that the theme of vengeance was influenced by one particular character on the show: Arya Stark.
“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. ‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys. It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drum.”
So next time you’re getting your Swift on to Reputation, listen out for clues of the epic TV series.