The soundtrack for Game of Thrones‘ current seventh season will be released Sept. 29, according to a new pre-sale listing on Amazon.
The album will be available on CD and digitally and will select works from the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi.
Djawadi recently spoke to Billboard about the new season’s music, saying it everything is bigger now that Daenerys Targaryen‘s dragons are the size of 747s. “That’s epic in its own right, so the music has to rise with that as well,” he said.
“There’s some really beautiful, emotional scenes in this season and really amazing actions scenes,” he continued. “[The dragons have] grown so much that musically I was able to push in both directions — emotional and action-packed. A lot of times it’s very dialogue-heavy and the music stays in the background so I use solo instruments like cello and violin. But now as we’re coming to the end with big scenes I can use bigger string sections and brass and choirs and get much bigger orchestra sounds.”
Djawadi has scored other TV shows including Westworld and Prison Break, as well as films such as Warcraft, Pacific Rim and Iron Man, for which he received a Grammy nomination. The first Game of Thrones soundtrack in 2011 peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart.