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Ed Sheeran on working with Peter Jackson on 'The Hobbit' song 'I See Fire': 'I'm a massive fan of Tolkien and of Peter' - EXCLUSIVE

Yesterday, The Hobbit director Peter Jackson pulled back the curtain on “I See Fire,” the Ed Sheeran song that will play over the closing credits of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. As Jackson explained on his Facebook page, the process began when the two had lunch during Sheeran’s tour through New Zealand, and continued after Jackson brought Sheeran in to view the movie and work on the song.

Sheeran has worked with a number of high-profile musicians—including Taylor Swift and Lupe Fiasco—but “I See Fire” was his first collaboration with a filmmaker. “He was fantastic,” Sheeran tells EW. “At every point where I’d be adding something, I’d play him the song afterwards. I was there for three days, and at the end of every day he would come and listen to the song and give me notes.”

“He knows what he wants,” he continued, “but he doesn’t pretend to be musical in any way. He let me go on with it, but he also knows his movie, so he would tell me something needs to be less energetic, or more relaxed, or whatever. He knows the colors and templates of what the song should be rather than how the melody should go.”

Sheeran’s also a longtime devotee of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien—The Hobbit was the first book his dad read to him as a child, and Sheeran’s grandfather owns a first edition of the novel. READ FULL STORY

Ed Sheeran releases original song 'I See Fire' for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Selling out three nights at Madison Square Garden, touring with Taylor Swift, whole corners of Tumblr devoted just to him — and now writing and recording an original song for the soundtrack of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Ed Sheeran is kind of a thing.

“I See Fire,” released today on iTunes, will play during the closing credits of the film.
Listen below:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘s full soundtrack will be released December 10 and is available to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes now.

Sheeran also shared on Twitter that he played all of the instruments himself on the track (except for the elusive cello).

What Ed didn’t say is that the song technically makes him eligible for a “Best Original Song” Academy Award. Also, “I See Fire” is a touch reminiscent of Irish folk song “The Parting Glass,” which he often covers in concert and was the hidden bonus song on 2012′s +.

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