Ed Sheeran Was Drunk When He Found Out About Hobbit Song

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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he was really drunk when director Peter Jackson offered him the chance to record a song for the end credits of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’. Ed admits that he was guzzling down champagne and thought the email was a dream when he first read it. He commented:

”I was off my face drunk. There was a lot of champagne and champagne gets me drunk quite quickly. I looked at my email. It was like a dream. I didn’t process it. So then I put my phone away and continued partying. The next day I read it again and said: ‘Sh*t!’ Then I told my manager and he said: ‘Sh*t!”’

Ed took Peter’s daughter to a musical and he was invited back to the Jackson home. After he was offered the job of creating music for the soundtrack, he flew to New Zealand where he was able to meet everyone involved before writing the song ‘I See Fire’:

”Then I was invited round for lunch the next day, we hung out, and it was fun. About six months later I got a call asking if I wanted to be involved in the end credit song. So I instantly got on a plane to New Zealand.”

Ed says he even had to play the violin for the song which was new to him:

”We got a violin player in, but he didn’t get it right, so yeah, I thought I’d attempt to doing it myself.”

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