Having built up their reputations with the work on the first two seasons of Netflix’s hit show, Dixon and Stein have completed the score for the eagerly anticipated new season and will release the soundtrack separately on CD and vinyl on June 28th.
“With the Season 3 soundtrack, we’ve made an album that doesn’t feel like a ‘score’ necessarily,” Dixon and Stein wrote in a statement, “but one that feels more like a stand-alone record than a collection of brief cues.
“We’ve incorporated the main narrative elements of the series and stayed true to the original sound. While at the same time expanding on our musical palette—we often pushed it to the limit. We’ve really made an effort to curate this album to showcase the moments we think are really special.”
To coinicide with the news, Dixon and Stein are today revealing two singles from the score in the shape of ‘Starcourt’ and ‘The Ceiling Is Beautiful’ which can be streamed below.
The final clip, which spans a generous three minutes, confirms major plot lines of the upcoming season and details hot The Mind Flayer, the evil monster of the Upside Down, has been trapped outside in the real world.
Speculation about which direction the show’s creators would take the new season have been rife after fans witness lead character Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) close the gate to the Upside Down at the end of season two. Now, it would seem, that they made a crucial error by accidentally locking the evil monster outside rather that in.
While we’ve seen Netflix hint at a larger role for the character Billy Hargrove in previous trailers, it would now appear that the evil monster will be attached to Hargrove in the new episodes.