The Last of Us was an incredible PlayStation 3 title for a number of reasons, and one of those is its superlative soundtrack. The sombre, string-heavy music, composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, perfectly runs parallel to the emotional journey embarked upon by Joel and Ellie. He's set to produce the soundtrack to The Last of Us: Part II as well, so we look forward to even more heartbreaking accompaniments.
In the meantime, however, we can revisit the original game's music via The Last of Us Remixed. This is a tribute album that provides new interpretations on some of Santaolalla's tracks. One even has original lyrics applied, giving the music a new layer. The project is spearheaded by Taylor Ambrosio Wood, who did much of the producing, arranging, and mixing, but it's one big collaborative effort.
The result is impressive, and Ambrosio Wood's love for the game and its soundtrack is pretty clear. "We are extraordinarily passionate about Santaolalla's work, and as fans of his ourselves, we were personally invested in creating a beautiful and respectful tribute to this amazing soundtrack," she says. "This album aims to enter the world of The Last of Us from an adjacent perspective, while still maintaining the emotional core of what made the original soundtrack so monumental."
The Last of Us Remixed is available on all the usual digital music stores for $7. What do you think of it? Will you be grabbing this tribute album? Shed a tear in the comments below.