Earlier today, the music video for “The Last Goodbye”, the end credits song for the last chapter in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogies, premiered exclusively on EW.com.

Billy Boyd, the actor who played Pippin in the Lord of the Rings, performed the last closing credits feature of the six-film series.

“After seeing the film, I went to my room and I started to put down some ideas, and along with [producers] Fran and Philippa, we started to sculpt the song we thought the movie needed,” he says. “A lot of ideas took us to dead ends or we found the tone wasn’t just right. I think we discovered very quickly this wasn’t just a song to end The Battle of the Five Armies—it was a song to say goodbye to Middle-earth.”

“The Lord of the Rings films were such a special time for me in many ways—working with [director] Peter Jackson, Fran and Philippa, being in New Zealand, being part of Professor Tolkien’s work or even just the incredible friends I made,” says Boyd. “And being asked to go back to that, to work in that wonderful fantasy world again and to be singing the song that says goodbye to Middle-earth for everyone involved and the fans who took this beautiful journey with us is truly a great, great honor.”

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