What the Game of Thrones Season 7 Soundtrack Can Tell Us About the Finale
As the season finale of Game of Thrones quickly approaches, fans are throwing out theories and speculating about what’s to come on Sunday night’s show more than ever. But although there have been clues in everything from the hue of Daenerys’s winter white coat to the photos released from the season’s final show, there is also much to be gained from paying close attention to the soundtrack too.
Season 7’s dynamic music by composer Ramin Djawadi is now OUT online (the CD is available Sept. 29 on amazon.com) and includes the scores from the episodes—including the finale.
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See the track list here:
1. Main Titles
3. Shall We Begin?
4. The Queen’s Justice
5. A Game I Like to Play
6. I Am the Storm
7. The Gift
9. Spoils of War, Pt. 1
10. Spoils of War, Pt. 2
11. The Dagger
13. Gorgeous Beasts
14. The Long Farewell
15. Against All Odds
16. See You for What You Are
17. Casterly Rock
18. A Lion’s Legacy
19. Message for Cersei
21. No One Walks Away from Me
23. The Army of the Dead
24. Winter Is Here
One of the most interesting parts about the soundtrack? The last few songs because according to Vanity Fair, the track list’s order is generally based on when the tune is used during the season.
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Despite elements of mystery, this track has an uplifting, dynamic air. It is as if something is unraveling as the song plays out. It’s easy to speculate that it may have something to do with Jon Snow’s parentage, but because it has an air of romance, perhaps his budding love for Daenerys will be weaved in as well.
23. “The Army of the Dead”
Among the creepiest of the bunch,”Army of the Dead” is one of those tracks that could make anyone curl up under a blanket and hide their eyes. It’s particularly foreboding given the happenings of last Sunday’s episode, i.e. the White Walker showdown and the Night King turning one of Daenerys’s fallen dragons into one of them. It’s haunting, with the sound of a ticking clock and ominous strings slowly fading in and creating suspense before it quickly cuts out, leaving only the sound of a heavy chorus pouring in. The Wights will be back, and if the song is any indication, they’ll be back with a vengeance.
24. “Winter Is Here”
“Winter Is Here” is a little too calm, like the calm after the storm when the survivors are trying to pick up the pieces. It seems appropriate as a backdrop for one of the most dynamic (and maybe even haunting) scenes of the series. Does this mean a showdown of Night King and Jon Snow that every GoT fan knows is coming, will go down in this season’s finale? Or perhaps it’s an indication of the captured Wight making an appearance at King’s Landing (and leading to an unfortunate turn of events for certain parties?).
Game of Thrones season finale airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. We’ve got our popcorn ready.
Listen to the full soundtrack in the above video.