Like the two films before it, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy will include an original song performed by a well-known artist.
Billy Boyd, best known to Middle Earth fans as Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will perform a new song titled “The Last Goodbye” for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ end credits. Boyd co-wrote the song with Hobbit producers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh.
Boyd is no stranger to the music world – he currently is the lead singer in a band named Beecake. Their latest EP dropped in July 2013.
Neil Finn performed An Unexpected Journey’s end credits song titled “Song of the Lonely Mountain, and Ed Sheeran performed “I See Fire” for The Desolation of Smaug.
While we don’t know yet how Boyd came to work with The Hobbit’s producers on this project, it’ll be nice to see this subtle reference to The Lord of the Rings series at the end of The Battle of the Five Armies.
Edit: Hypable reader Jeff points out that Boyd also sang “Edge of Night” for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
All three films in The Hobbit trilogy are scored by Howard Shore. The Battle of the Five Armies’ soundtrack hits shelves on December 16, 2014.
The film will open in theaters one day later on December 17 and is directed by Peter Jackson.