Into the West
You have no idea how many times I’ve tried to record this song, the first time I got sick for 6 months with vocal problems and then each time after that, I just couldn’t get it to work for me. This song has always meant a lot to me as ‘The Return of the King” will always be my favourite LOTR movie. I still cry like a baby during the Haven scene and though I think all the songs written for these movies are beyond beautiful ( Aniron, Edge of Night, Gollum’s song etc ) I think ‘Into the West” is the jewel in the crown and really cuts through to the heart of the story.
Every time I tried to create my own version of this song, I’d get frustrated that I didn’t sound powerful enough on those big notes ( like Annie ) and then I realized that was my problem, I was trying too hard. So over the weekend I decided not to bother with all the strings and harps and everything else I’d been throwing into my mix and instead of trying to dress it up, I’d strip it down to nothing and I loved it. I’m finally happy and I hope you guys like it too.
So anyway, here it is at last…3 years in the making. Enjoy. xx