We are just days away from the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones and fans are trying to cram in their final theories on Reddit and finish binge-watching all seven seasons. The series’ ending has been kept under lock and key, but the showrunners may have just handed over the ultimate spoiler for fans in the form of a playlist.
According to co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show’s ending can be discovered by listening to Spotify’s newly dropped playlist, appropriately called “Game of Thrones: The End is Coming.”
"The answer to the ending is 100 percent hidden in the playlist choices … No one will believe us, but it’s true,” the creators told Spotify’s For the Record via email this week.
This revelation has forced fans to find clues and spoilers as they dissect the playlist and research each song’s lyrics.
The playlist is dominated by hard rock, starting with "Sleep Now in the Fire" by Rage Against the Machine. Cosmopolitan points out that the lyrics of this song, including lines like "The cost of my desire … sleep now in the fire!,” can be directly related to Daenerys Targaryen, especially in the scene where she burns Randyll and Dickon Tarly alive in the season 7 episode “Eastwatch.”
Another addition, “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin, could be about the Night King, with lines like "We come from the land of the ice and snow / From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.” The song also includes the verse, "So now you'd better stop / And rebuild all your ruins / For peace and trust can win the day / Despite all of your losing." This could hint at everyone banding together to defeat the White Walkers.
Other tracks don’t need much explanation, such as “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes and “Dire Wolf” by the Grateful Dead.
There’s no doubt all the songs relate to some aspect of Game of Thrones, even if just the names fit, but as for spoilers, we’re not entirely sure. We’ll have to wait until the series finale airs on May 19 to know. In the meantime, you can find the Spotify playlist here.