Fiona Apple has resurfaced in an unlikely place: singing a monitor from the upcoming season finale of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel The Rings of Energy. “The place the Shadows Lie” was penned by Rings of Energy composer Bear McCready and produced by himself, Apple and Apple’s supervisor Andrew Slater. It had already appeared in instrumental kind within the sequence’ debut episode.
“As written, the poem was composed by the Free Peoples of Center Earth in regards to the origins of the Rings of Energy and their relationship beneath the facility of the One Ring,” Amazon says of the music.
“The musical legacy of The Lord of the Rings brings to thoughts ethereal vocals carrying lyrical melodies over evocative harmonies, so it was my pure inclination to compose such a music for The Rings of Energy,” provides McCreary. “Based mostly on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic ‘Ring Poem’ textual content, I wrote the music ‘The place the Shadows Lie’ as a theme for the titular Rings of Energy, for the magic of mithril, for the sinister machinations of Sauron, and for his land of Mordor. To embody all these narrative parts into one voice isn’t any small activity, and so I’m particularly grateful to have collaborated with legendary singer Fiona Apple. Inarguably one of many definitive musical voices of her era, Fiona introduced new depths and narrative intention to the music’s distinctive mixture of my haunting melody and Tolkien’s ominous textual content. I’ve been impressed by her musicality for 20 years, and I couldn’t think about an artist higher suited to convey to life the thriller, majesty, and energy of this music. I’m thrilled audiences can lastly hear ‘The place the Shadows Lie,’a music we strategically withheld from the Season One album till now, in order that it’s significance wouldn’t be spoiled within the early episode.”
Apple has been comparatively quiet for the reason that 2020 launch of her album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, her first in eight years. She’s since appeared on Bob Dylan’s Tough and Rowdy Methods, the tenth anniversary version of Sharon Van Etten’s Epic and a Phoebe Bridgers vacation EP.