Ed Sheeran is offering up a track for the upcoming soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The British singer-songwriter announced on Twitter that he wrote and recorded "I See Fire" specifically for the sequel, and thanked Peter Jackson and his team for the opportunity. Sheeran added that he produced and played all of the instruments on the recording, with the exception of the cello.
I very happy to announce I have written and recorded the end credits song for the new Hobbit movie 'The Desolation of Smaug'— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) November 4, 2013
The song is called 'I See Fire'— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) November 4, 2013
I got the chance to produce and play all the instruments on it apart from the cello. Managed to learn violin for a day, hope you all dig it— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) November 4, 2013
It's also the first solo song I've released in over 2 years, it's not on the new album though, that fun starts next year— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) November 4, 2013
The song is Ed's first solo release in over two years, since putting out his debut album. It will be featured on the Hobbit soundtrack, out on December 10th, but not on his forthcoming solo sophomore effort. The movie hits theaters on December 13th.
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