Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wanted Florence + The Machine to record "The Rains of Castamere" to play over the end credits of the second season episode "Blackwater", but the group already had a commitment to performing on the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. The song was instead recorded by The National.
- Florence Welch – lead vocals, percussion
- Isabella Summers – keyboards, synths, backing vocals
- Robert Ackroyd – lead guitar
- Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums, percussion, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
- Tom Monger – harp, xylophone
- Mark Saunders – bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals
- Rusty Bradshaw – piano, Hammond, rhythm guitar, backing vocals