Lone Survivor was the second film project between Explosions in the Sky celebrated director Peter Berg. The 2013 biographical war film was written and directed by Berg, and starred Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch.

Lone Survivor was a critical and commercial success, receiving two Oscar nominations, and eventually earning more than $150 million at the box office. The motion picture soundtrack album was released in 2013 by Metropolis Movie Music.

“Explosions in the Sky have an emotional, tender quality to their music, even when it gets aggressive. I didn’t want the score to be overly aggressive, I wanted it to be haunting and emotional.” – Peter Berg on Explosions in the Sky’s score for Lone Survivor