Hii!

I'm back with a Game of Thrones related post. As I mentioned in my GoT tag, I'm a huge fan of the series and one of the biggest reasons is the music. I wanted to quickly talk about it and make a playlist of my faves (ʟɪɴᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴛɪᴄʟᴇ), because I think whether or not you like the series, the music can still have a huge impact.

I admire Ramin Djawadi's work throughout the seasons of GoT, and each song for each scene is beautiful, but there is something about the Targaryens and the music created to support their stories. In particular Daenerys, and the soundtrack made for her scenes. Everytime I listen to that famous "aaa aaaaaa" part (u probably know what I'm talking about), at the same time I feel like my soul has left my body and that I'm more whole as a person than ever in my life. I want to cry and I want to laugh. Euphoria, I guess you could call it. But it is so much more than that, and not just in that one piece of music. The melody makes me feel everything. Every loss ever happened in my life, all at once. Every moment of pure joy, every success. It gives me strength, and yet makes me feel extremely vulnerable.

I've been trying to put the feeling into words since I first heard the masterpiece that is "Breaker of Chains" by Ramin Djawadi, but I've never quite been able to. I guess now I'm trying to. I'm not a religious or superstitious person, but the music Djawadi has created, almost makes me believe it has to be some kind of magic. To listen to his music, particularly the pieces meant for the Targaryen scenes, is like finding and losing yourself at the same time. I consider it a huge privilege to be able to hear his music and to feel what I feel when I listen to it. Because no matter what mood I'm in or what's going on in my life, I go back to it. I put on "Blood of My Blood", "Reign", "Winds of Winter", or "Dance of Dragons" and feel like I can overcome anything thrown my way.

If you're not deeply affected by music, you probably think I'm mad – maybe I am – but take time and actually listen to one of Djawadi's pieces. Listen carefully, and tell me it doesn't sound like a bittersweet, healing or ravaging memory. I can almost guarantee you won't be able to stop a flood of emotions from capturing your mind. How beautiful, that some few soundwaves can do that?

I do want to mention "Light of The Seven" from season 6 too, because I think it has to be one of my all time fave classical pieces. The way it was used in the episode, was ingenious. I couldn't imagine the scene without the song, because I don't think it would be possible to give it such emotional depth, pain, and uneasiness if it was done any other way. That same way to entwine music with a scene was used in season 8 with the piece "Night King". Another perfect example of what music can do to make a scene unique and memorable. I suggest you watch both scenes without the music, and then with. I'm sure you'll find the difference is incredible. I just hope to see a method like this used in more productions. I think it's an amazingly creative, powerful way of pulling the audience even deeper into the story. I know many films etc. have done something like this, but I don't think I've ever seen one where it's felt like the music and scene truly are one.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5UPS5VWscE76bQkJvp8Man?si=X-Flsb1sS6aQ-5HSwViWOw

Thank u so much for reading and possibly listening to the playlist. This might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I'm really passionate about music, so hopefully I can inspire some of u to broaden your musical horizons too lol.

Love,
Jenna