If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I have gotten into Game Of Thrones, both the TV series and the books, in my usual obsessive way (Hurrah for Asperger’s).
When I first sat down to watch the TV series, I was blown away by the theme song. Not only does the music perfectly fit the series, but the opening sequence is impressive. Even you never intend to watch this series, watch the opening sequence. It puts other TV series to complete shame for just showing pictures of the cast with the show name written in a cool font.
The opening sequence changes depending on what cities are featured in the episode. The video above is from the first episode.
However, fans are not content with enjoying the theme tune as it is, instead they mix it up, reinterpret it and post it on You Tube. One of the fan favourite is the gorgeous multiple violin version by Jason Yang. It is just amazing.
Then there is the Rock version, which is quickly becoming my favourite. On hearing the theme song, I didn’t think this song needs some electric guitars, but it works surprisingly well and I just love the bass.
I love that shows like Game of Thrones inspire such creativity and the internet is able to be used to share that creativity with the world.
Winter is coming.