Welcome to Day 2 of our Tolkien Week celebrations! As I mentioned yesterday, I decided this year to post the Peter Hollens versions of the closing credits songs from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings because they sound awesome, and a lot of years I’m just posting the same videos over and over again. Today I’ve got his cover of “I See Fire” from The Desolation of Smaug. When I first heard “I See Fire” as Ed Sheeran originally performed it, I didn’t particularly like it–I thought it was okay, but that was about it. As I listened to it more, though, I developed an appreciation for it. But I think it became one of my favorite songs only after I heard Peter Hollens cover it.