UK singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has released the video for “I See Fire”, a new solo song featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
“I got the opportunity to write, perform and record new end credits song for the new Hobbit film 'The Desolation Of Smaug',” explains Sheeran. “its called 'I see fire'. This is the first time i've produced something and played all the instruments on it (apart from the cello, but dont judge me).”
“I hope you dig it, big up to Peter Jackson and his team for having me involved in this,” he continued. “I am a massive Jackson man, a massive Hobbit and LOTR fan, and I also look like a hobbit. so it’s a good fit.”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is an epic fantasy adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Jackson. It is the second installment of a three-part film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, beginning with An Unexpected Journey (2012) and set to conclude with There and Back Again (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film series.
The original motion picture soundtrack album to “The Desolation of Smaug” will be released on December 10; it will be available in both a Standard Edition and a Special Edition.
The film hits North American theaters on December 13.
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