'Game of Thrones' Has Shaped Taylor Swift's 'Entire Outlook on Storytelling'
The pop star opened up about her appreciation for "Game of Thrones" during a recent interview with EW, and she admitted that a lot of the tracks on her last album, "reputation," were "influenced by the show" because she started binge-watching it in 2016. Although many songs were inspired by events from her life, she said she saw them "through a 'Game of Thrones' filter."
While Swift gave examples of specific plot lines that influenced specific songs ("'Look What You Made Me Do' is literally Arya Stark's kill list," as she told EW), she also shared what she learned about writing.
"My entire outlook on storytelling has been shaped by ['Game of Thrones'] -- the ability to foreshadow stories, to meticulously craft cryptic story lines," she said.
And so there you have it: more proof of the show's wide-reaching impact. From pop songs to Emmy campaigns to presidential tweets, "Game of Thrones" is everywhere. The hit series may be ending with Season 8, but it will clearly live on in the cultural lexicon -- as well as in Swift's music.