A few weeks ago we found out about Billy Boyd’s (aka Pippin) plan to perform “The Last Goodbye,” the closing credit song he co-wrote for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and now we’ve got a sample of the piece to share. The song may not have the same effect as Boyd’s performance of “The Stewart of Gondor” in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King because Boyd won’t be on screen and the song also won’t be paired with such stunning imagery, but Boyd’s got an incredible voice so “The Last Goodbye” should still make for a nice treat after the action of The Battle of the Five Armies closes out the trilogy.
Hit the jump to give the preview of “The Last Goodbye” a listen. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies arrives in theaters on December 17th and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom.
Via WatchTower Music.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.