As previously announced, Ed Sheeran made his debut in the “Game of Thrones” season 7 premiere episode titled, “Dragonstone”.
Unsurprisingly, the chart-topper’s character was singing. “For hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are warm,” Sheeran sang during his brief cameo. “It’s a new one,” the musician told Maisie William’s Arya Stark during a close-up.
As one of the common soldiers under the Lannisters, it was Sheeran’s vocals that drew Arya’s attention as she was travelling through the woods. Although the character told Arya that the song is “a new one”, Romper writer Megan Walsh revealed that the song is actually titled “Hands of Gold”. Taken from George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, “Hands of Gold” was sung by the character Symon Silver Tongue.
Now getting back to Sheeran: although he’s just a nameless soldier with a good singing voice, fans are curious to know if Arya will end up killing him. An ally of Cersei’s is automatically an enemy of Arya’s. Plus, we’ve seen the damage Arya can do when executing revenge (case in point: when she single-handedly killed the Freys).
Sheeran’s cameo is available here:
Despite the hype surrounding Sheeran’s appearance on the HBO hit show, many viewers thought that the pop star’s cameo felt forced. The mixed reactions ranged from “Squad goals” to “I wanted u to die”.
Here are some of the memes and reaction found on the Twitterverse:
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Daenerys) July 17, 2017
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 17, 2017
— Jon Winterfell (@JonWinterfall) July 17, 2017
I've believed in dragons, fire gods, & corpse armies but Ed Sheeran turning to camera to say "it's a new one" was a bit much. #GameOfThrones
— mah ree nah (@marinarachael) July 17, 2017
I'm forced to listen to ed sheeran songs 67 times a day bc it's the only shit on the radio & now my #Gameofthrones isn't even a safe place.
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) July 17, 2017
What did you think of Sheeran’s performance? Did you enjoy it?