Ever feel like you can really relate to Arya Stark in Game of Thrones--or at least, just really want to be her? Same. And apparently, so does pop star Taylor Swift, who just came out and revealed one of her hit songs was inspired by the fictional assassin.
In her new cover story for Entertainment Weekly, Taylor spoke all things her new album, her fans, and where she draws inspiration from. Apparently, Game of Thrones was a huge factor for Tay while writing her 2017 album Reputation. And it looks like she really related to Arya's kill list.
"These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter," Swift explained. "'Look What You Made Me Do' is literally Arya Stark’s kill list. 'King of My Heart' was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys. It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drums."
"'I Did Something Bad' I wrote after Arya and Sansa conspire to kill Littlefinger.' That and 'Look What You Made Me Do' are very Cersei vibes, too. Daenerys as well," Taylor added. And that couldn't be more true--especially for the Mother of Dragons in the remaining two episodes of Thrones.
We were all under the impression that Taylor's latest album was all about her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as she believed she was painted as a villain by them at that time. And we're not discounting that it was, but now we know it was with a major fantastical twist.
We're almost at the finale of Thrones, and Taylor spilled who she wants to sit on the throne: "Daenerys, Arya, or Sansa." However, she continued, "But if I’m being realistic, I think Sansa has the skill set and the ability to delegate and put on a brave face but a stoic demeanor," before adding, "Arya [would] be Hand of the King."
We'll see if Taylor's predictions come true in the coming weeks, but in the meantime we'll be playing Reputation on repeat.