Exclusive: Listen to Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack Cut "Soldiers"

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Exclusive: Listen to <i>Stranger Things 2</i> Soundtrack Cut "Soldiers"

Stranger Things makes it much-anticipated return to Netflix on Oct. 27, and ahead of the show’s second season, we’re proud to present an exclusive song from the Stranger Things 2 double-album soundtrack, due out digitally on Oct. 20 via Lakeshore Records and Invada Records, with a vinyl, CD and cassette release to follow later this year. Composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (of popular Austin experimental-electronic outfit S.U.R.V.I.V.E.), “Soldiers” is a must-hear two minutes of chilling synths and punishing drums, with an emphasis on percussion that constitutes a first for the Stranger Things score.

“In Season 2 we’re introducing new styles of composition, while still revisiting old themes when appropriate,” said the Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated composers Dixon and Stein in a statement. “We’ve created new elements that are necessary to support the story, but still want to remain true to the sound of Season 1.” We can only hope that, much like how Dixon and Stein have stuck to what worked so well in the first season of Stranger Things while also expanding their art in new and exciting ways, the Duffer brothers can crush the sophomore slump like a Coke can with Stranger Things 2.

Dixon and Stein are slated to perform the music of Stranger Things live, with two North American shows in November—including an all-ages show at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, their only U.S. score performance—and four European performances set for April, 2018.

Listen to “Soldiers” below, see the Stranger Things 2 – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack tracklist and album art along with Dixon and Stein’s tour dates further down, and watch the latest trailer for Stranger Things 2 here. You can preorder the Stranger Things 2 soundtrack now via iTunes or Apple Music.

Stranger Things 2 – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Walkin in Hawkins
02. Home
03. Eulogy
04. On the Bus
05. Presumptuous
06. Eight Fifteen
07. The First Lie
08. Scars
09. I Can Save Them
10. Descent into the Rift
11. Chicago
12. Looking for a Way Out
13. Birth / Rescue
14. In the Woods
15. Digging
16. Symptoms
18. Soldiers
19. Choices
20. Never Tell
21. She Wants Me to Find Her
22. Shouldn’t Have Lied
23. It’s a Trap
24. Crib
25. The Return
26. Escape
27. We Go out Tonight
28. Connect the Dots
29. The Hub
30. On Edge
31. What Else Did You See?
32. Run
33. Levitation
34. To Be Continued

01. Turn on the Lights (Bonus Track)
02. Sick of Cow (Bonus Track)
03. Power Maintenance (Bonus Track)
04. Roars from the Lab (Bonus Track)
05. Mercy (Bonus Track)
06. Shadow in the Tunnel (Bonus Track)
07. A Familiar Shape (Bonus Track)
08. Tree Slime (Bonus Track)
09. Do You Accept the Risk? (Bonus Track)
10. Entering the Cellar (Bonus Track)
11. The Spy (Bonus Track)
12. Controlled Contamination (Bonus Track)
13. Turn Right & Run (Bonus Track)
14. They Hurt Me (Bonus Track)
15. Possessed (Bonus Track)

Stranger Things 2 – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack Album Art:

Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack Art.jpg

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Tour Dates:

03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Toronto Unsound (Tickets)
08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Ace Hotel Theatre (Tickets)

03 – Barcelona, Spain @ Barts
05 – Brussels, Belgium @ BRDCST Festival
06 – The Hague, Netherlands @ Rewire Festival
07 – London, U.K. @ Barbican

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