February 3, 2023

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for The Last of Us, Season 1 Episode 1, “When You’re Lost in the Darkness.”]

HBO’s new sequence The Final of Us has already premiered to the approval of followers of the online game and viewers who’re new to the franchise. Although the thrilling story has simply begun, the primary episode has established the significance of the soundtrack in setting the temper for the post-apocalyptic world.

Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (the latter additionally wrote and directed the online game), The Final of Us stars Pedro Pascal as grizzled survivor Joel and Bella Ramsey as a teenage lady named Ellie. Happening after a fungal plague has ravaged the globe, it facilities round Joel fulfilling his activity of smuggling Ellie past a quarantine zone in Boston.

Up to now, Depeche Mode’s 1987 hit “By no means Let Me Down Once more” has performed a major function throughout the sequence premiere. After Joel and his companion Tess (Anna Torv) set out for his or her journey with Ellie, they miss listening to it on the radio as a coded warning from a pal of the hazard forward. Learn extra about its significance right here.

The Final of Us airs Sundays on HBO and can be out there to stream on HBO Max. Learn our overview right here.

We shall be updating this text after every episode airs. See the total listing of songs from The Final of Us soundtrack under.

Episode 1 – “When You’re Misplaced within the Darkness”

Gustavo Santaolalla – “The Final of Us” (Predominant Title Theme)
Avril Lavigne – “Tomorrow”
Dido – “White Flag”
Depeche Mode – “By no means Let Me Down Once more”

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