The actor who plays Pippin, Billy Boyd, has created a song for ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies‘ called ‘The Last Goodbye‘ and you can now hear it below! The bittersweet tune will play over the upcoming—and final—film’s end credits.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell shed a tear listening to this. I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end. I’m in actual denial. What’s the next step? Acceptance? Yeah, I’m waiting for that.
The song is absolutely beautiful—there’s no doubt about that. Has almost a Christmassy sound to it (perfect for the holidays!)
The beautiful farewell song debuted exclusively on Billboard.
Billy Boyd has this to say about the creation process of ‘The Last Goodbye‘:
We focused on not just the final installment, but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure. 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.
If you’ve watched ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ then you’ve heard Billy’s beautiful voice already because he sung “Edge of Night” for the film.
Here are some details on The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies soundtrack:
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on WaterTower Music will be available on December 9, 2014, and is currently available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon. The track listings for the 2 CD Standard edition and 2 CD Special Edition are as follows:
1. Fire and Water
2. Shores of the Long Lake
3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief **
4. Guardians of the Three **
5. The Ruins of Dale
6. The Gathering of the Clouds **
8. Bred for War
9. A Thief in the Night
10. The Clouds Burst
11. Battle for the Mountain
1. The Darkest Hour
2. Sons of Durin
3. The Fallen
5. To the Death **
6. Courage and Wisdom
7. The Return Journey
8. There and Back Again
9. The Last Goodbye performed by Billy Boyd
10. Ironfoot **
11. Dragon-sickness *
12. Thrain from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition *
* Bonus track available on Special Edition Soundtrack only
** Extended Versions of these songs Available on Special Edition Soundtrack only