The music video for "The Last Goodbye," the end credits song for Peter Jackson’s upcoming conclusion to The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, has been released.
The song was composed by The Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd, who, if you guys will recall, played Peregrin “Pippin” Took in the trilogy. The actor also sings the hauntingly beautiful song. A few tears may have been shed during the listening of that piece.
Have a look at the music video:
About the song, Boyd told Billboard:
“We focused on not just the final installment, but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure,” said Boyd. “A song to sum up the six movies. We recorded in Wellington, New Zealand, at one point traveling to Auckland to Neil Finn’s studio -- where we recorded some of the guitar. It was surreal to be in his studio, as he did the song for [2012's] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
And here's what the actor told Entertainement Weekly:
“After seeing the film, I went to my room and I started to put down some ideas, and along with Fran and Philippa, we started to sculpt the song we thought the movie needed,” he says. “A lot of ideas took us to dead ends or we found the tone wasn’t just right. I think we discovered very quickly this wasn’t just a song to end The Battle of the Five Armies—it was a song to say goodbye to Middle-earth.”
The soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on Dec. 9, while the film will hit theaters on Dec. 17.
What do you guys think about “The Last Goodbye”?