The first offering from the Stranger Things, Volume 1 soundtrack, the pensive “She’ll Kill You,” is now available stream.
Composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the Austin band Survive, “She’ll Kill You” captures the Netflix hit’s sci-fi vibe with eerie synth lines that build and strengthen amidst dense industrial percussion.
Stranger Things, Volume 1 arrives digitally August 12th via Lakeshore Records, with a CD release planned for September 16th. Volume 2 follows digitally August 19th and physically September 23rd.
Dixon and Stein were tapped to compose the score for Stranger Things because the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, happened to be fans of Survive. The Duffers even used a song from Survive’s first album in the concept trailer they pitched to Netflix.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dixon and Stein discussed the challenge of composing for TV. “We’d seen a little bit of the aesthetic they were going for,” Stein said. “But there weren’t scripts yet, there were just, like, these vague, kind of character descriptions. And to make scenes based on those ideas, you just had to … kind of imagine what that was and feel it out and send it over. And some of those things actually just locked in and like stayed very early on.”