A surprise cameo by Ed Sheeran in the premiere episode of Games of Thrones’ penultimate season left fans thinking out loud in equal parts wonderment and befuddlement.
The British singer-songwriter’s fleeting appearance in the episode titled Dragonstone saw him dressed as a soldier while singing around a campfire in the forest.
Sheeran, who played an unnamed character, then caught the attention of Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) who was riding through the woods on a horse.
Stark then said to Sheeran: “It’s a pretty song, I’ve never heard it before.”
“It’s a new one,” Sheeran replied.
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This cameo has drawn mixed reactions from GoT fans on social media.
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— Ryan Kathleen Greene (@RyanKGreene) July 17, 2017
ed sheeran in game of thrones is everything i never knew i needed
— Meghan Rienks (@MeghanRienks) July 17, 2017
Still not getting the whole Ed Sheeran cameo singing pop in #GameofThrones.
— Gilluis Pérez (@Gilluis_Perez) July 17, 2017
Arya Stark: It’s a pretty song. I’ve never heard of it before.
Ed Sheeran: It’s on Spotify.#gameofthrones
— Shivam Verma (@shivam13verma) July 17, 2017
Me after I saw Ed Sheeran on #GameOfThrones:
I love the song!!
— Mica (@Mica_Elah_1D) July 17, 2017
The 26-year-old musician posted about his cameo on Instagram, after it aired on Monday (Jul 17).
“Throwback to the time I was a Lannister,” he wrote.
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