Taylor Swift Reveals "Reputation" Was Inspired by "Game of Thrones"

May 10, 2019
Taylor Swift attends the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party

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Look what you made her do, Arya Stark! Taylor Swift revealed Thursday that her 2017 album Reputation was inspired by Game of Thrones. “So much of my imagination was spent on Game of Thrones. At the time, I was making Reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of the songs were influenced by the show," she told Entertainment Weekly. "These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter.” She added that "Look What You Made Me Do" is "literally Arya Stark’s kill list," but with "very Cersei vibes, too. Daenerys as well." But wait, there's more! Swift also says "‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys" and that she wrote “I Did Something Bad" after "Arya and Sansa conspire to kill Littlefinger."