The third episode of The Last of Us has given us a great lesson on how a video game adaptation should be. If Naughty Dog’s original game already showed an emotional story full of emotion, in the series they have upped the ante with a narrative straight to the heart and full of nuances.
To show the love so well reflected between Bill and Frank, the series has chosen to generate it all through a song: Long Long Time, by Linda Ronstadt. So important is this song for the chapter that it has been baptized in this way, and it is evident, once seen the episode, that it makes all the sense in the world.
How much has Long Long Time grown on Spotify?
The love between Bill and Frank arises when both interpret this song at the piano, in a beautiful scene of union that has rarely seen the homosexual public reflected in such a beautiful and representative way. Moreover, it becomes the leitmotif of the episode, appearing again and again and gaining a lot of importance.
Well, the chapter has been so important for the fans that the song has increased a lot among its listeners in music platforms such as Spotify. The music streaming service has shown its data, and has grown by 4,900% only in the United States thanks to the fiction.
Of course, this is not the first time such a phenomenon has occurred. The song Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) by Kate Bush grew a lot thanks to Stranger Things. And every adaptation that The Bridgertons do of the most popular songs of the moment makes their reproductions grow a lot.
Undoubtedly, The Last of Us is achieving impressive records, and now we have seen that these transcend even to the fiction itself. We’ll see what happens in Episode 4, which everyone is looking forward to.