“This album aims to enter the world of The Last of Us from an adjacent perspective… “

Gustavo Santaolalla‘s soundtrack to the 2014 action-adventure game The Last of Us has been reinterpreted by composer Taylor Ambrosia Wood in an 11-track tribute album, comprising emotional strings and piano pieces.

The Last of Us Remixed also features the performances of the Videri String Quartet, with additional arrangements by Ariel Contreras-Esquivel, Amanda Laven, and Michael Hoffmann.

The album is available now from digital outlets including Amazon Music, Bandcamp, and Google Play, as well as streaming services such as Deezer, Spotify, and TIDAL.

The Last of Us is the most emotionally effective game soundtrack of the last decade, and arguably one of the greatest soundtracks of all time,” said Ambrosio Wood via a press release.

“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 said. “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 opening track on The Last of Us Remixed, “Ash and Dust (The Last of Us)”, features original lyrics and Ambrosio Wood wanted them to run parallel to the game’s narrative themes.

“I tried to imagine how it would feel to live in a world like that, and write from the perspective of someone trying to reconcile their existence in a dead and broken world,” she said. “Maybe they would find solace in knowing that in the end, we will all be ash and dust.”