Twenty One Pilots have shared a mash-up of the Stranger Things tune and their 2016 song ‘Heathens’ – check out the performance below.
Ohio duo – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun – headlined the Electric Castle festival in Romania last Friday (July 15) when they paid tribute to the Netflix sci-fi series.
To introduce their 19-song set, the band staged a montage of key scenes from Stranger Things 4 backstage on the big screen. He saw Max (played by Sadie Sink) tormented by the sinister villain Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower).
The video soundtrack was Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s official theme song for the series. Following his departure, Twenty One Pilots incorporated the iconic synth instrument into a live rendition of ‘Heathens’ from the Suicide Squad soundtrack.
The dramatic moments of the fourth season of Stranger Things ran their course as the couple performed.
Responding to the images on the group’s official Twitter, the official Stranger Things account tweeted the message: “This performance could save me from Vecna any day of the week.”
You can check out that post and check out the images from the special series opening below.
Speaking to NME earlier this month, Twenty One Pilots said they now feel they are “taking” the top of the festival bill.
“Coming to Europe and playing festivals, there’s a certain vibe and atmosphere that we’re familiar with, that’s really wild and feels like home,” Dun explained. “It’s a good feeling; when we started, everything seemed very strange to us.”
The band, who released their sixth album ‘Scaled & Icy’ in May, recently performed at Mad Cool 2022 in Madrid. Reviewing that set, NME wrote: “The show is well-thought-out and visually pleasing, a triumph for the band, and a gift for the fans who have waited several years for this.”
For her, the creators of Stranger Things, the Duffer brothers, have confirmed that they have edited previous episodes of the series.