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Well this is different. This violin medley is very beautiful and sounds great but it gives Stranger Things a very upbeat tone that the show doesn’t really produce until near the end. Even then there’s still an air of dread hanging over the town that can’t be denied. Even the main theme is still more heroic than dire since the sound is so strong and resonant that it tingles along the spine and down the muscles as though it’s a call to action. Maybe it’s just me but this music actually seems to be uplifting and designed to pick you up rather than tell you that something is wrong. It’s great, I like it, but as far as being attached to Stranger Things its more the fact that it is the theme from the show, but not the feeling.
I get the idea however that if such a sound would have been used for the show that it would have been too misleading. It wouldn’t have had the authentic 80’s feel that was needed for the show and as result it would have left a lot of fans feeling a little awkward at how things were left in the first season and created a lot more expectations moving into season 2. The music to any show or movie is a big deal since it can really affect the mood of the entire production and can make people think in certain ways concerning the content and what they want to see. For Stranger Things it was important to...
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