A while ago, it was announced Billy Boyd (who played Pippin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) would write and perform the song for the last Hobbit movie, The Battle of (the) Five Armies. When the album for the movie was available for pre-order on Amazon we already got a little preview of the song, which I didn’t listen to. But when the song was officially released last week somewhere (or the week before, I don’t remember actually), I decided I couldn’t wait anymore and listened to it.
I didn’t break down crying immediately, but I didn’t do that for I See Fire either, so I knew that I would eventually. Yesterday, the official music video for The Last Goodbye was released, and while watching that, I did start crying a lot. Though it’s not necessarily a sad song (it’s not a repeat of Into the West), the footage of the movies and the casts of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit made me cry heaps. Because, while watching the video, I remembered that this would most likely be the last time we’ll ever step foot into Middle Earth. Yeah.
Anyway, without further ado, here is the official video for The Last Goodbye, the song that will play during the end credits of The Hobbit: The Battle of (the) Five Armies.