Episode 121: Stranger Things

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – “Stranger Things (Main Title Theme)”

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The show Stranger Things is a Netflix original series. It was first released in July 2016. Season two’s release date: October 27, 2017. After the first season, the show was nominated for 18 Emmys, and won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. The theme music, along with the rest of the show’s score, was composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon of the band SURVIVE. In this episode, they break down how they made the main title theme.

You can get “Stranger Things (Main Title Theme)” on iTunes and listen to an official extended version of the theme here.

Also, check out this great feature on the visuals for the title sequence of Stranger Things, by Art of the Title. 

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

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