Sometimes things truly seemed destined to happen, an example being this haunting, dare I say moving, mashup of the “Stranger Things” and “Twin Peaks” theme songs from Seattle’s Prom Queen. The aptly titled “Stranger Peaks” proves once again that too much synth is never enough.
“I fell in love with ‘Stranger Things’ the first time I heard the theme song,” said Prom Queen, “and ‘Laura’s Theme’ is my favorite thing to play on any synthesizer. It’s so beautiful.”
Similarities abound between the two shows, as it’s no secret that “Stranger Things,” a Netflix summer sensation and supernatural hometown thriller from brothers/directors Matt and Ross Duffer, finds its roots in ’80s sci-ci and horror flicks from the likes of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter — and of course, from David Lynch’s TV masterpiece. It just makes sense that their theme songs would follow suit.
But who were the original composers of these two delightful, now delightfully intertwined, melodies? Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin “sound-scapist” band S U R V I V E created the “Stranger Things” theme and American composer and repeated Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti composed “Laura Palmer’s Theme.” Take a listen.