"When we tracked it, it was this vulnerable moment where I was like, ‘I don’t know what is going to come out, but something is going to come out’"
SPOILER WARNING: If you are not caught up with Stranger Things 4 Vol. 01, then you may want to avoid this one.
As you know Jamie Campbell Bower is not just responsible for one of the year's most terrifying villains in Vecna in Stranger Things 4, but also an absolutely incredible musician.
And music is the thing that saves you when Vecna has you in his grasp, your favourite song bringing back up from the Upside Down.
So, when we got to chat to Jamie we had to ask him which of his own creations would have to be playing to pull him away from Vecna's clutches.
"If I’m being truthful about how I feel when I listen to some of my own stuff, ‘Paralysed’ with the fuzziness and the cello player. That song, every time I’ve listened to it and I remember the feeling of it on the day [when I made it], for me it translates through the microphone and into my ears. When I’m listen ting to that now I can hear myself, I can feel myself. That’s what we look for in any music.
"That song was written in such an interesting way. It’s about mortality and it comes from a very honest and real place in terms of something I was going through at the time. But it was also linked in with the story of the fall of Icarus and the loss of a family figure.
"But when we tracked it, it was this vulnerable moment where I was like, ‘I don’t know what is going to come out, but something is going to come out’. I was shaking at the time of recording it, like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on’. So, that’s the one that would save me right now."
Here's that track in question. It's beautiful:
Here is our chat with the man himself, where we talk more about Vecna and his new music:
Volume Two of Stranger Things 4 is out now on Netflix. Here's the dramatic trailer: