"The Norse way of speaking, no one really knew what the Vikings sounded liked, they were Norsemen. The accent is really a combination of a Scandinavian accent, maybe with a Swedish accent and an old way of speaking."
"If I Had a Heart" is the main title music of Vikings, written and performed by Karin Dreijer Andersson, also known by her stage name Fever Ray. Title Sequence The song plays over the title sequence. The sequence shows a stormy sea and dead warriors, their weapon and their spoils sinking into the sea, the 9 daughters of the goddess Rán swimming around and consuming them. Figures of Norse Mythology and some of the characters from Vikings flash by. The final image shows a stormy sea, a thunderous sky and fires of a Viking raid at land. According to Rama Allen, who directed the sequence: “We follow the separation of a Viking from the living. He slips into darkness amongst ornaments of his life. Weaponry, gold and bone. His fading memory flickers throughout before he is consumed by one of the Sisters. He is left a shell below the waves before we learn he is not alone, but one of many sinking below the creeping surge of Viking raiders above. A fiery massive raid assaults a darkened coast line.” The lyrics of the title theme reflects how Ragnar’s endless thirst for knowledge and how mankind’s greed will see to that conflicts never will cease.