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‘Stranger Things’: Composers Say Upside Down Will Play Bigger Role In Season 2

Warning: This article may contain Stranger Things Season 2 spoilers.

Things are going to get even weirder in the town of Hawkins when Stranger Things Season 2 starts this fall. In a new podcast interview at South by Southwest, the show’s composers, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, recently discussed their approach to writing music for the series, according to the Wrap.

“The Upside Down is weird and experimental, and we approached it with something like the ‘Alien’ soundtrack, but this music focused on the monster,” Dixon said.

The pair also dropped a hint about the role the Upside Down realm will play in Stranger Things Season 2.

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“There are new characters, fun, and the Upside Down will be more of a place… you’ll spend more time,” said Dixon. “So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around.”

That hint may have to do with the storyline arc Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) will embark upon in Season 2. As the Inquisitr previously noted, Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Will’s mental state going into the new season.

“He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down — the question is whether they’re real or not,” said Matt Duffer.

“So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Meanwhile, Will’s mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), will be trying to establish a stable home life for Will and his older brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton). To that end, she will start dating Bob (Sean Astin), a former high school friend.

“She’s trying to mask a lot,” Winona Ryder told EW.

“I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”

Over at the police station, Hopper (David Harbour) is doing all he can to cover up the nasty events that occurred in Stranger Things Season 1, including the disappearance of Barb. He does this to protect Joyce and her boys, according to David Harbour.

“It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,'” says Harbour.

“He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”

And what will happen to Eleven, who used her telepathic powers to destroy the Demogorgon before vanishing? Netflix confirmed breakout star Millie Bobby Brown would be returning when it tweeted a photo of the young actress at a table read for Stranger Things Season 2. However, the Duffer Brothers have kept Eleven’s role in the new season deliberately vague.

“I want people to know that she’s back and she’s a major part of the season and not know how or why,” says Matt Duffer.

“We do get into her story and backstory. We learn about where she came from and how she came into the world and the program that resulted in her.”

Netflix released the episode titles for Stranger Things Season 2, but Matt Duffer recently admitted there may be title changes before the season airs.

“Some of [the titles] are changing. Some of them we didn’t put because these people are smart on the f—ing internet. You’ve seen it with Westworld — they figured it out! I’ve seen videos analyzing the chapter titles and they’re right on a lot.”

The Duffer Brothers haven’t said which Stranger Things Season 2 titles would be changed, but here is the original list:

  • “Madmax”
  • “The Boy Who Came Back to Life”
  • “The Pumpkin Patch”
  • “The Palace”
  • “The Storm”
  • “The Pollywog”
  • “The Secret Cabin”
  • “The Brain”
  • “The Lost Brother”

Stranger Things Season 2 returns to Netflix on Oct. 31.

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