Columbia Records and HBO announced the news Tuesday ahead of the highly anticipated eighth and final season

By Aurelie Corinthios
April 09, 2019 11:35 AM
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Winter is coming — and some chart-toppers are, too.

On Tuesday, Columbia Records and HBO announced For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), ahead of the highly anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which premieres Sunday.

The album marks the first time HBO has partnered up with a major label to curate a soundtrack, specifically for the series, that will feature brand new songs from an array of music’s biggest names. The soundtrack is set to release worldwide on April 26.

Featured artists include A$AP Rocky, Chloe X Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Joey BadA$$, Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, Maren Morris, Matthew Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, Rosalía feat. A.CHAL, SZA, The Lumineers, The National, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors.

Rumors of Thrones-themed music began circulating after Pitchfork reported that The Weeknd, Travis Scott and SZA were teaming up on a song for the show’s final season.

According to Pitchfork‘s source, showrunners asked the Weeknd, 29, to record the song for fans, and he then brought SZA, 28, and Scott, 27, onto the project.

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The artists have collaborated with one another before: Scott and the Weeknd teamed up for “Wonderful,” a track from Scott’s 2016 album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,” and Scott features on SZA’s “Love Galore” from her 2017 album CTRL.

They’re also no strangers to making music for major entertainment franchises. The Weeknd has produced tracks for Southpaw and the Fifty Shades of Grey films, and all three artists were featured on Kendrick Lamar‘s Black Panther-themed album. Scott collaborated with Lamar on “Big Shot,” SZA on “All the Stars,” and the Weeknd on “Pray for Me.”

Game of Thrones returns this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.