We continue to get more and more excited for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its score by Howard Shore thanks in part to great music previews.
The latest song released from The Hobbit soundtrack is titled “Song of the Lonely Mountain” and sung by Neil Finn.
UPDATE: Listen to the entire soundtrack!
The song is written from the perspective of one of the dwarves and appears early in the movie. Finn told Rolling Stone, who had the release of the song, that “Song of the Lonely Mountain” is from the “dwarven state of mind.” It will appear during the end credits when An Unexpected Journey opens in theaters December 14. “After some days of mining underground (actually, in Peter’s 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!”
You can listen to the song at this link (pops up in a new player). We’re unable to describe the track better than Rolling Stone did, so we share its description: It holds “angelic vocals, swooning strings and a slow, determined build, the tune captures the feel of an arduous trek across a rocky, perilous landscape.”
By purchasing tickets now to The Hobbit (secure the seats you want!) through Fandango, you’ll get an exclusive track from the score. Click here to listen to “Radagast the Brown,” which was released last week. Read more about Shore’s entire compilation in our previous story.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘s score will be released December 11. The film opens three days later in theaters.