It is the song sweeping The Witcher fanbase and dominating the minds of anyone who hears even a micro-second of it. “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” is the breakout hit/earworm that has nestled its way into the very depths of listeners’ ear-drums. If you have the tune stuck in your head, you are not alone. One actor from The Witcher even has a go-to jam to dislodge the song from his consciousness.
That actor would be The Witcher’s Joey Batey, whose character, Jaskier, sings the unforgettable tune. There was enough to contend with filming the Netflix hit aside from having to remove “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” from one’s ears. So, what bewitching song managed to help Batey cleanse his mental palette? Batey told Variety:
It’s pretty hellish. I do think it’s a cracking song, but I’ve been listening to it for about a year now. So, I’ll just get in the shower and I’ll start going, ‘Toss a... No, no, no. OK, just reset.’ And then I have to sing about 30 different songs to get it out of my head. . . . ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ tends to come up quite a lot.
That is right! Britney Spears’ 1998 breakout single “…Baby One More Time” is Joey Batey’s go-to after “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher.” I do not know about you, but if you listen to both songs back-to-back, they really complement each other. Maybe it is just me! Twenty-two years after its release, Spears’ hit is having the desired effect on The Witcher actor.
The mega-successful Netflix series has fans anxious to hear more songs from Joey Batey’s Jaskier. The Witcher is heading back for a second season that is already taking shape. Filming on Season 2 has commenced with a 2021 return date in sight. Was “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” blaring as the cast and crew got started? It would have been a trip if it was.
The Witcher has not been shy about giving fans some memorable moments. It could have rested on the iconic imagery of “Bathtub Geralt,” but no! The Netflix series backed up its visuals with the musical accompaniment of “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher.” Joey Batey went on to reveal that he loves the metal covers that have swept the internet.
The Witcher actor has previously shed some light on what his favorite scenes from Season 1 were with Henry Cavill. Joey Batey did not specifically mention serenading Cavill’s Geralt. However, you have to imagine that it might take a special place in his heart. Of course, Geralt would probably not mind hearing “…Baby One More Time,” either, after “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” undoubtedly became stuck his head.
When asked about songs for Season 2, Joey Batey went the not denying or confirming route, so fans will have to see! The Witcher has some big shoes to fill if it plans to follow up on the viral success of “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher.” If you actually do not mind the song being stuck in your head, it is even more of a success!
At least one Game of Thrones star will be part of The Witcher’s next season, and they are used to the fantastic soundtrack of that series. With songs like “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” they should feel right at home! On a slightly different note, stay tuned for The Witcher movie, which should help satiate fans while they wait for Season 2!