Grammy nominations 2017: Stranger Things soundtracks score nods
Stranger Things‘ pop culture dominance will also be felt at the Grammys.
Pop star Meghan Trainor announced the 2017 Grammy nominations on Tuesday, and the Netflix original show managed to snag two nods in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category for its two volumes of score.
Stranger Things follows the inhabitants of a small ’80s Indiana town as they investigate the supernatural disappearance of a local boy. It became a huge sensation this summer, and the eerie synth-heavy score from composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein was just as popular among fans as the show’s nods to classic ’80s movies like Stand by Me and The Thing.
“We discussed having a classic tone and feel to the music for the show but being reserved enough that it wasn’t ’80s cheese, while offering a refreshing quality so that felt modern,” Stein said in a statement alongside the soundtrack’s August release. “This was one of the qualities that drew them to our music in the first place. Having a familiarity with classic synths worked, but with an overall forward thinking approach.”
The Grammys are set to air Feb. 12 on CBS, while Stranger Things season 2 is planned to premiere on Netflix later this year.
Netflix’s hit sci-fi series follows a group of kids in the '80s battling supernatural forces in Hawkins, Ind.