We’re thrilled to announce the release of the soundtrack to hit HBO series The Last of Us, featuring original music by 2-time Academy Award® winner Gustavo Santaolalla and David Fleming. Released alongside episode 7, the album features score music written by the duo for the first season of HBO’s new drama based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. Having scored both the original video game and its 2020 sequel, Gustavo Santaolalla builds on his previous work, expanding the intimate, guitar-driven soundscape to deliver a score as emotionally laden as the story itself. Starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us airs on Sunday nights at 9PM ET/PT on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.
Most of the tracks on the album are instrumental compositions by Gustavo Santaolalla joined by co-composer David Fleming. There are also 2 vocal tracks: a cover song of the Depeche Mode track “Never Let Me Down Again” sung by Jessica Mazin & a cover song of “Long, Long Time” sung by actor Nick Offerman, who was prominent in Episode 3.
The Last of Us takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a viral outbreak. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, The Last of Us is written and executive produced by co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning “The Last of Us” franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President).