“I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran from “The Desolation of Smaug”

ed-sheeran-hobbit-i see fireA little fun and fire for today’s Feature Friday post.

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!

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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6 Responses to “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran from “The Desolation of Smaug”

  1. WriteFitz says:

    That was a great start to my weekend! Thanks for sharing. Ed really looks like a Hobbit, doesn’t he? He’s definitely got a Hobbit hole full of talent. Amazing!

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