Stranger Peaks: Somebody mashed up themes from ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ and it is perfect
Seattle-based band Prom Queen have mashed up Twin Peaks theme song ‘Laura’s Theme’ with that of the Stranger Things intro and the results are magnificent.
Stranger Things, the Netflix sensation set in set in the fictional town of Hawkins in the 1980s, was created by directing brother duo Matt and Ross Duffer and has been compared many times to Mark Frost and David Lynch’s iconic series Twin Peaks.
Both set in fictional towns and with roots in the ’80s sci-fi, mystery and horror genre, Twin Peaksand Stranger Things have managed to tap into an audience with interests in arthouse cinema but with an unwittingly avoidable pull towards binge-worthy television shows.
The Stranger Things original soundtrack was composed by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon of the electronic band Survive, who also created the show’s theme music. The theme, based on an unused work Stein composed much earlier, ended up in the library of work they shared with the production staff who immediately snapped it up.
In stark comparison, Frost and Lynch managed to recruit famed composer Angelo Badalamenti to create the theme for Twin Peaks. Working alongside Lynch, the duo produced the signature theme for the series in just 20 minutes, focussing heavily on the moods or emotions Lynch wanted the music to evoke. The result, of course, set the tone for what would become one of the most iconic mystery television shows in history.
Following the rise of Stranger Things, Seattle band Prom Queen decided it was time somebody finally put these two beauties together. “I fell in love with Stranger Things the first time I heard the theme song,” said Prom Queen of their creation, “and ‘Laura’s Theme’ is my favourite thing to play on any synthesizer. It’s so beautiful.”