Fiona Apple has released a brand new song! The 45-year-old musician is featured on the new soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and her track will be heard in the upcoming season one finale. Click inside to listen to the track now! In a release for the soundtrack, Bear McCreary opened up about the music of the series, and Fiona‘s participation in it.
According to Bear, the track, titled “Where the Shadows Lie”, was inspired by a J.R.R. Tolkien poem that appeared in the original books. “Based on J.R.R.
Tolkien’s iconic ‘Ring Poem’ text, I wrote the song ‘Where the Shadows Lie’ as a theme for the titular Rings of Power, for the magic of mithril, for the sinister machinations of Sauron, and for his land of Mordor,” he says. Bear continued, saying that “to embody all these narrative elements into one voice is no small task, and so I am especially grateful to have collaborated with legendary singer Fiona Apple.” “Inarguably one of the definitive musical voices of her generation, Fiona brought new depths and narrative intention to the song’s unique combination of my haunting melody and Tolkien’s ominous text,” Bear shared. “I have been inspired by her musicality for two decades, and I could not imagine an artist better suited to bring to life the mystery, majesty, and power of this song.” You can hear a snippet of the song below! Fiona is one of just a handful of artists whose album got a perfect score when it was released.Read more on justjared.com