Spotify x Game of Thrones: Starks
If you checked out May’s letter from the editor then you probably already know that I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. When I found out about the Spotify x Game of Thrones collaboration that my streaming buddy Spotify, that I mentioned briefly here, did I was over the moon!
Before we get into exactly what a fantasy medieval drama on HBO has to do with Spotify and why we’re talking about it on Music Monday let’s first discuss exactly what I mean when I say “fan.”
There are TV watchers, there are book readers, there are avid consumers of both and then there is a separate category all on its own. This category is reserved for those fans who have PhD-sized knowledge about the show, the books, the author and everything in between and that my friends, is where I fall.
- I’ve read all 5 books and I’m
impatientlypatiently waiting for the 6th book to be finished while I re-read the main novels as well as other related books.
- I’ve attended all of HBO’s promotional events in the city which included, early screenings with cast panels/presenters, IMAX screenings, exhibits, and a rave where one of the cast members DJed.
- I try my best to get everyone I know to watch the TV show.
- I own playing cards, figurines, keychains, T-shirts and other merchandise.
- 75% of my time spent on YouTube is spent nerding out with Game of Thrones fan theories. Does R + L = J? Where did Benjen go? What is Littlefinger up to? What really went down at the Tragedy of Summerhall? I HAVE TO KNOW!
I could go on but let’s just get to the point – I’m obsessed. I’ll let this below image speak for itself.
So when I stumbled upon the Spotify x Game of Thrones collaboration I was thrilled! What could be more tailor-made for me than playlists made with my favorite guys and girls from Westeros and Essos in mind? If you head over here you can take the quiz and based off of your musical preferences they’ll tell you which Game of Thrones character you’re most like too.
In all honesty, some of the playlists are better in line with the characters than others but that’s just my opinion and music is a purely subjective arena. When I took the quiz I got Robb Stark aka The King in the North aka The Young Wolf. Not bad right?
Did I warn you that this post was going to be one big Thrones gush fest? Haha. Well if you made it this far then I guess you don’t mind. If you’re a G.O.T. fan tweet me and let me know! I love finding new people to discuss theories with and the 6th season has only just begun!
For this playlist, I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite tunes from the playlists they put together for (what’s left of) the Stark family. In the coming weeks while the show is on I’ll share a few more songs from some of the other character playlists here and there in between some of the live music coverage and artist features I have lined up.
Keep in mind that some of the songs featured in this playlist are relatively new, some are old and from varying music styles. This week scroll on down and give your ears a bit of bliss in the form of Journey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, HAIM, The Pretty Reckless, Jimmy Eat World, & Foo Fighters. You can listen to more playlists and all featured artists on Spotify!
Note: Songs with (*) may contain controversial content
What do you think of the Spotify x Game of Thrones collab? Do you watch the show? Would you be a Stark?