Hard as I (and many others) will find it to believe, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is just over one month away. You always knew the release date — thanks to hundreds of stories, plenty of previews, and the like — but, after all that, 33 days? How quickly time flies when you’re anticipating a movie.
We’ve already seen plenty (and we all know how this thing turns out), but a nice little preview of what’s to come has landed at Rolling Stone. Maybe a nice little preview of, instead, after what’s to come? The Lord of the Rings series always ended with a great, fantasy-feeling tune over their credits, and Peter Jackson is continuing that tradition with his Hobbit films, the first of which will conclude with Neil Finn‘s “Song of the Lonely Mountain.” You may recognize him as the frontman for Crowded House — themselves best known for “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” a.k.a. the song that makes you feel awful for every tiny personal failing whenever it comes on the radio — though, in this instance, the recognition is only by name.
While the song doesn’t raise a lot of associations with that group, it’s very much in line with the sort of Tolkien feel mentioned above — which is all that matters. What I listened to (the rest is being saved for a viewing of the film) is nice, too, in some way lending The Hobbit one extra smidge of confidence as we get closer to its release. Lord know that’s not so far off.
Update: Check out the entire score below thanks to Empire.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will open on December 14th.
What do you make of this song? Does it do justice to the previous trilogy’s musical incarnations?
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