By Chris Cummins in Movies
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rolling Stone has your first listen to "Song of the Lonely Mountain," Neil Finn's epic end credits tune from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (A lower quality version is embedded above). Inspired by the dwarves' song from the first chapter of the book, this song features chill-inducing background vocals and aural flourishes that include the sound of a hammer striking an anvil. Not since Billy Joel's "Allentown" has such a mainstream song featured such a feat! The choice of Finn was a no-brainer seeing how he's a national treasure in New Zealand due to his work with Split Enz and Crowded House. His performance here is stirring and nearly matches the brilliance of the best Hobbit song ever. Screw dubstep, I'm all about Dwarf Rock. Are you guys feeling this as much as I am?