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80-track original score released for Stranger Things Season 4

The score has been composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

  • Aneesa Ahmed
  • 1 July 2022
80-track original score released for Stranger Things Season 4

The digital release of the 80-track long Stranger Things score, titled 'Stranger Things 4—Original Score from the Netflix Original Series', is out today, July 1.

The season's score, like the season itself, is split up into two volumes and features an array of tracks which were used to narrate the highs and lows felt by the characters throughout the season.

Released by Lakeshore Records, the digital album composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will contain every piece of music used in the season.

This Stranger Things season is packed with teenage drama, angst, racing emotions, scary demons, flashbacks to traumatic pasts, and a villain like no other.

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The tracks featured in this score follow the many groups of characters who have been split up this season, from Hopper trapped in a Russian prison, to Eleven who has been bullied at her new school.

Lakeshore Records and Invada have also teased a CD and vinyl release of the volume 4 score; however, no release date for either has been revealed yet.

Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy-nominated label that have soundtracked many of the best TV shows and films including Black Mirror, Drive, and Moonlight.

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Alongside the score composed by Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning Dixon and Stein, Stranger Things Season 4 has already seen a rise in popularity amongst a new audience of many classic 80s tracks which have featured in its extended soundtrack.

This is most notably seen in Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill', which climbed to the top of the charts in the UK and was a US top-10 for the first time in its history. The 1985 track was used in a toe-curling scene where the character Max used music as a method to escape the Upside Down and the main villain of the season, Vecna.

Listen to two new songs from the season 4 score below. Stranger Things Season 2 Volume 2 is now available on Netflix.

Listen to part 1 of the score album below.

You can revisit our list of a track-by-track breakdown of all of the 80s tracks heard in Season 4 Volume 1 here.

We chatted to composers Dixon and Stein about the synths used in for the score of Stranger Things season 3, check out the Mixmag interview here.

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Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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