Spotify Reckons It Knows Which Song Will Save You From Vecna
The personalised 'Upside Down' Playlist has been rolled out across the platform.
Spotify reckons it knows which song will save you from the grip of Vecna, Stranger Things‘ resident big bad in Season 4.
If that sentence meant zilch to you, here’s a quick recap: in the latest season of Stranger Things, creators Matt and Ross Duffer introduced fans to Vecna, a villain that actor David Harbour described in a Variety interview as “a psychological horror that I don’t think we’ve really seen.”
Harbour added: “I’ve never seen something as calculatedly psychologically evil as this. That’s exciting because he is a true big bad that we’ve needed in the series.”
So psychologically evil, in fact, that the only way he could be subdued in the end of Season 4 was by summoning the power of Kate Bush’s 1985 hit ‘Running Up That Hill’, which Max (Sadie Smith) listens to her walkman to free herself from Vecna’s clutches. We’ve all been there!
You’ve probably heard that the 37-year-old track has enjoyed a resurgence since the episode dropped on Netflix — to the extent that bands like The Wombats clamoured to do covers and Kate Bush herself emerged from the ether to thank her new fans in a rare interview.
Spotify has now gotten into the action, launching an ‘Upside Down Playlist‘ for every listener: a curated list of songs that will help you break free of Vecna’s never-ending drama.
According to Tudum: “The “Upside Down Playlist” features a mix of your recent and past favourites, all high-energy, empowering and inspirational. The tracks are combined with recommendations from the team behind Stranger Things to fully immerse you in the Upside Down, Hawkins-style.”
Mine features a Punjabi track called ‘Sadi Gali’, so that’s weird.