Stranger Things, the Netflix sci-fi/horror show created by The Duffer Brothers and released on 2016, tells the story of the disappearance of Will Byers, a young boy from Indiana and the quests of his friends Mike, Dustin, and Lucas to find him. The show is full of exciting plot twists, mysteries related to government activities, alternate realities, and terrifying creatures with a hint of romance and quirkiness. Without a doubt, one of the most popular shows on streaming services right now.
The story takes place in 1983 and so the whole environment created by the visuals and the music has been influenced by movies like The Goonies and the 80’s rock ‘n roll vibe.Nora Felder is the creative mind behind the soundtrack of the show and in her own words “when I read the script, it gave me goosebumps and made me forget to breathe or blink” and she wasn’t the only one. Millions of people felt exactly this way after watching the first episode.
A big part of the musical environment is original music, however, what really sells the story are the small features of popular songs from the 80’s. Nora’s work as impeccable and, as a matter of fact, it’s the cause for the show to be nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
No wonder why it was extremely challenging for us to create an alternative soundtrack, however, after doing a lot of research and analyzing the different scenes, we have come up with a reimagined soundtrack for the first episode of Stranger Things: