Top TV Song Last Week: True Faith by Lotte Kestner
Back at the top of Tunefind’s trending music chart is another song from the popular HBO series, The Last of Us. The most popular song last week is a cover version of a song from an English rock band recreated by an American singer/songwriter.
from The Last of Us Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 4 · Please Hold on to My Hand
‘True Faith’ by Lotte Kestner closes out the fourth episode and is heard during the end credits. Another song featured in episode 4 also appeared at the No. 2 spot on Tunefind’s trending chart.
Lotte Kestner’s cover of ‘True Faith’ inspired another version covered by actress Ashley Johnson (in-character as Ellie) in a trailer for The Last of Us: Part II video game. The original version of the song by New Order was co-written and co-produced by the band and producer Stephen Hague in 1987. Lotte Kestner’s cover version was released on her 2011 sophomore album, Stolen.
Lotte Kestner is a stage name for Seattle-based musician Anna-Lynne Williams. As Williams, she has spent the last decade as the singer/songwriter of Trespassers William, an indie rock band with guitarist/keyboardist Matt Brown, forming the duo in 1997. Williams was also a member of the duo Ormonde with Robert Gomez and began her solo recordings as Lotte Kestner in 2007.
Kestner’s solo music includes elements of folk music and relies on multi-layer vocals. To date, Kestner has released 11 albums, an EP in 2022, and multiple singles. Her latest album, Lost Songs was released last week on her own label Saint-Loup Records and is a collection of previously unreleased or unfinished recordings from the last decade.
Anna-Lynne Williams is featured on the Chemical Brothers song, ’Hold Tight London’ from the 2005 Grammy-winning album, Push the Button. Williams has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Delerium, AFI, Moow, Damien Jurado, Motopony, Anomie Belle, Blue Sky Black Death, Sadistik, and more.
Lotte Kestner has also had previous placements in The Young Pope with her cover of Beyoncé‘s ‘Halo’ and a feature in Catfish: The TV Show.
Lotte Kestner shared The Last of Us placement on her Instagram,
〉Listen now: True Faith by Lotte Kestner
〉More music by Lotte Kestner
〉More music by Tresspassers William
〉More music by New Order
〉Full list of songs featured in the The Last of Us soundtrack