The Stranger Things Soundtrack Isn't As Eerie, But It's Still Gloriously '80s
The show's score will get an official release. In the meantime, Netflix curated a Spotify playlist of the show's soundtrack.
BY Tyler Coates | Aug 2, 2016 | Film & TV
Stranger Things, Netflix's supernatural mystery series, has become the surprise TV hit of the summer. Following the mysterious disappearance of a young boy in a small town in Indiana (and the similarly mysterious appearance of a strange girl with powerful supernatural abilities), the show is a welcome throwback to the genre films of the '80s. (Imagine putting E.T., The Goonies, and Stephen King's It into a blender at the highest speed—with a dash of Winona Ryder for extra flavour.)
While it pays homage to plenty of movies from the era, the '80s aesthetic is most prominent in the music choices. While the show's original score, a moody, synth-heavy production from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (both members of the band S U R V I V E), is set to see an official release soon, fans of the show can rest assured that many of the era-specific songs included in the show are readily available on Spotify.
In fact, Netflix has put together an official playlist on the streaming service of music by artists such as The Clash, Reagan Youth, Toto, and Foreigner.
Those waiting for the original score's release can sit tight with a sampling of S U R V I V E's work below: a song from their upcoming album, RR7349.
From: Esquire US