One thing I’ve loved about Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films is how the soundtracks draw all the visual and narrative elements together. I have also liked some of the popular elements, like Pippin’s Song (“Edge of Night“) and the Dwarfs singing “Far over the Misty Mountain.”
Tucked into the end of The Desolation of Smaug is a little song that has caught fire. I have heard that Ed Sheeran screened the film, wrote “I See Fire,” and recorded most of it on the same day. That’s the story that the music video tells, in any case. We see in this video Sheeran as an honourary hobbit, recording this haunting song in a fellowships of techies and artists.
And now I share it with you! Have an awesome weekend!