LISTEN: Chilling GNR Instrumental In New ‘Westworld’ Trailer

Clint Drieberg
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The official trailer for season three of Westworld is out now, and the series’ music maestro Ramin Djawadi is back in fine form, once again creating an unexpected and deeply cool cover of a famous rock song. This time around, it’s a cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine.”

Djawadi Westworld soundtracks have gained a reputation for unusual covers of rock songs: the first season included covers of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” and Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” among others, while season two featured a version of “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.

The man behind the music for all eight seasons of Game of Thrones (for which he won two Emmy Awards), explained the reasoning behind his signature piano and orchestral covers of memorable modern songs to Vulture saying, “[With] the fact that this is a theme park we realised, ‘Wait, we can almost treat this as a jukebox. Like, the people controlling the park are playing their favourite tracks.’ It was always a subconscious reminder of the fact that this world is not real. It gives it that contemporary spin.”

Season three of Westworld returns to Sky and NOW TV on March 16, starring series regulars Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and notable newcomer Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”