With Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hitting theaters in just a couple weeks, anticipation is hitting a fever pitch for the the Lord Of The Rings prequel. Excitement gets a little more flavor to it this week with Neil Finn's musical contribution to the film streaming – a song called "Song of the Lonely Mountain."
Gorgeous vocals and lovely strings with carry the Tolkien mood well through the new song, which is said to feature at the end credits of The Hobbit. It's a majestic tune, perfetly befitting the beloved franchise. Listen to the song at Rolling Stone.
"'The Song of the Lonely Mountain' was developed from a dark and mysterious theme which the dwarves sing early in the movie," Finn tells Rolling Stone. Jackson reportedly suggested he get in a "dwarven state of mind" to put creativity into proper context, and the trick apparently worked. "After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peters office) I emerged with the song, then set about recording it with my sons Elroy and Liam. Dave Fridmann came in at the end with a bold mix. He seemed to respond well to my demands for 'more anvil!' Pop music needs more anvil!"
The soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be out on December 11th. The film, part one in a trilogy, opens December 14th. You can pre-order the song here.