Last time a Hobbit movie hit the theaters, I eventually declared that there were certain outside elements that were better than the film. One of those particular elements was vocalist Peter Hollens’s version of “Misty Mountains.” The high tenor created an engaging and amazing a cappella version of the song, something he does quite often on his YouTube channel. Hollens covers pop songs, movie songs, and more with just his voice and the occasional clap. My all-time favorite is his version of “Can’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters this Friday, Hollens has released his cover of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” from the film.
With 98 tracks mixed together, including his voice, snaps and claps, Hollens has once again presented a vocal masterpiece that makes me wonder why he was voted off The Sing-Off Season 2. With The Hobbit franchise still one film short of a too-long trilogy, you can be sure Hollens will be regaling us with a third song from the trilogy at some point. In the meantime, he’s currently working on an a cappella version of the entire Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Just kidding! He’s actually working on all the original songs from Phineas and Ferb. Also kidding! I have no idea what he’s working on, but I’m pretty sure it will be freaking awesome. Check out the video and let him know what you think via Twitter @peterhollens.
Peter Hollens “I See Fire”