The Stranger Things music for Season 3 has just dropped – and the first two tracks sound epic

21 June 2019, 14:22 | Updated: 21 June 2019, 17:18

By Helena Asprou

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s score has been an integral part of the show’s success – here’s everything you need to know about the new soundtrack.

The third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is on the horizon – and now two tracks from the forthcoming soundtrack have been released.

The hit sci-fi horror series demanded music that was literally out of this world, so Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of electronic band S U R V I V E teamed up to write an original score that would reflect its fantasy themes.

Set in '80s Indiana, Stranger Things tells the story of a small town threatened by enemies old and new, and a group of close friends on the cusp of adulthood must join forces to survive.

And we can certainly hear the ’80s influence in these two latest releases – in particular, the reverb and synth heavy sound of the time.

The duo told NME: “With the Season 3 soundtrack, we’ve made an album that doesn’t feel like a ‘score’ necessarily, but one that feels more like a stand-alone record than a collection of brief cues.

“We’ve incorporated the main narrative elements of the series and stayed true to the original sound while at the same time expanding on our musical palette – we often pushed it to the limit.

“We’ve really made an effort to curate this album to showcase the moments we think are really special.”

Stranger Things Season 3 – cast and release date

Created by the Duffer Brothers, the third season of Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Charlie Heaton, among others.

The show will arrive on Netflix on 4 July, and the full soundtrack will be available digitally on 28 June via Lakeshore/Invada.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their excitement:

Stranger Things 3 – Full Track List

‘Boys And Girls’
‘I Like Presents Too’
‘Starcourt’
‘Blank Makes You Crazy’
‘I Need You To Trust Me’
‘You’re A Fighter’
‘The Ceiling Is Beautiful’
‘The First I Love You’
‘Rats’
‘What Did You Do To Him?’
‘Find The Source’
‘The Silver Cat Feeds’
‘Heather’s’
‘William’
‘Destroying The Castle’
‘In The Void’
‘Tammy’
‘Mirkwood’
‘Portal Drill’
‘Happy Screams’
‘Ruins’
‘It’s Just Ice’
‘The Door Is Opening’
‘Planck’s Constant’
‘She’s Gone Home’
‘Seven Feet’
‘The Week Is Long’
‘Sauna Test’
‘Six Facts’
‘The Trees Are Moving’
‘On Their Tracks’
‘Not Chinese Food’
‘Blueprints’
‘Land Deeds’
‘Not Kids Anymore’
‘Code Red’
‘Feel Safe’
‘He’s Here’
‘Scoops Troop’
‘We Don’t Understand Each Other’
‘Aftermath’