Westerosi, Essosi, pro-Lannisters, pro-Khaleesi, pro-Stark, pro-anyone-we-forgot-to-mention, the wait is almost over. In less than a week, the universe created by George R.R. Martin will grace our tv (or computer, or tablet) screen with the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
While you ponder what will become of the tv series now that the screenwriters allegedly completely caught up with George R. R. Martin’s original material, here at CMuse we suggest just enjoy this rendition of the main theme that cellist Tina Guo performed on the electric cello. While the first 90 seconds of her cover are quite faithful to the original and have Guo perform in a candle-lit setting that looks like a temple, we really like how then she erupts into a frenzied, heavy-metal like riff towards the ending and is surrounded by golden lights.
Guo, who plays both the acoustic and the electric cello, can shift seamlessly from playing Dvorak’s Cello Concertos to being the featured cellist with Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, and lends the sound of her cello to progressive metal band Off The Deep End and Lotus Rising.
See, for example, how the Flight of the Bumblebee gets a heavy metal spin thanks to the electric cello.
Of course, if you’re still worried about the fate of your beloved Game of Thrones’ characters, George R. R. Martin just released a new sample chapter.