To celebrate today’s launch of The Last of Us Part II, PlayStation Australia has partnered with Sony Music Australia to re-record ‘Through The Valley’ – the iconic track from the game’s reveal trailer that went viral in 2016 – with acclaimed Australian artist, Tash Sultana.
“Through The Valley’ became a #1 hit in several markets when featured in the 2016 reveal trailer for The Last of Us Part II, so recreating this with a phenomenal Aussie talent like Tash Sultana truly creates a special Australian moment to mark the launch of one of our biggest titles for PS4.” said Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia.
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Tash Sultana absolutely makes the song her own, while keeping the haunting-yet-beautiful vibe from the original trailer. Ellie herself has been a bit iconic with the imagery of her holding a guitar in a lot of the build-up to release, so this collab makes a lot of sense. We’re all about talented Aussie’s partnering with video games to create content like this, and Tash seems equally stoked to be involved.
“This is the first time I’ve done a collab like this.” said Tash Sultana. “Usually it’s kinda just like writing sessions with other musos but this is for a game and it’s different as it’s not my usual style to venture into so I’m completely honoured to be asked to do something like this. I can’t wait to see it in the game world.”
The Last of Us Part II came out today, and we reviewed it last week. We said “The Last of Us Part II is an unforgettable journey that perfectly continues Ellie and Joel’s story in a way that is meaningful and heartfelt. Not only does it meet the very high expectations that the original set, but it exceeds those expectations by going deeper with character moments and making you feel more connected to its horrific universe than ever before.”