The soundtrack of the first season of the new HBO show The last of us has been released through Milan Records. The score is provided by Gustavo Santaolalla, who scored the two The last of us video games and won Academy Awards in 2005 and 2006 for Secret in the mountain and Babel, respectively. David Fleming provides additional music. The soundtrack also includes show star Nick Offerman’s version of the song made popular by Linda Ronstadt “Long Long Time.” Listen to the soundtrack below.
“Creation of the music for the HBO series based on the video game The last of us It was, in a way, an expansion of what we have developed and recorded for the first installment of the game,” Santaolalla said in a statement. “Once again, the emotion at the heart of the score this time driven by the vision of [co-creators and executive producers] Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin and for the power of this amazing story.”
“I am very excited to release our soundtrack for this new chapter in the history of The last of usadded Fleming. “Working with Gustavo has been a true honor. His music for this series is iconic, and it was tremendous fun to play within that sonic universe, while adding some new layers of wackiness to fit Craig and Neil’s incredible vision for this show. Even at his most aggressive, he wanted the music to feel derived from the real world: arching steel, creaking wood: these are sounds for a civilization that has rusted and warped. I hope the fans have as much fun as I do immersing myself in this world.”
The last of us debuted in January and quickly became one of HBO’s most popular original series, picking up a season 2 order after two episodes aired. Based on the video game series, it stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. The show and the game are about survival years after a viral outbreak has destroyed modern civilization.