How to Get the 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Soundtrack Easter Egg on Spotify

It'll turn your listening Upside Down.


To honor the upcoming release of Stranger Things Season 2, the music streaming platform Spotify has released a spooky Easter egg for fans, and it’s turning everyone’s listening experience Upside Down.

Netflix’s sci-fi/fantasy hit Stranger Things involves an alternate dimension with a monster the kids at the center of the story name the Demogorgon (after their favorite Dungeons & Dragons enemy). Season 1 revolves around the abduction of one boy, Will Byers, who spends much of the season trapped in a terrifying parallel dimension they call the “Upside Down” full of ash spores, creepy mist, and root-like tendrils everywhere. In Season 2, Will is plagued by flashing visions of the Upside Down despite being back in the real world. It makes for a perfect way to corrupt your Spotify music player.

The Easter egg currently running only on Spotify’s web player transforms the window with a re-skin adding mist, ash, and creepy organic vine growths everywhere. Everything goes dark and the song progress bar becomes a rotating flashlight.

Welcome to the Upside Down.

Corey Plante

All you need to do to trigger the transformation is play the official soundtrack for Stranger Things first or second season. After a few seconds, everything will change — but as soon as you move the cursor again it all vanishes. It sounds a bit like the visions plaguing Will Byers in Season 2, which makes for some pretty creepy stuff.

In the past, Spotify has done similar re-skins for Star Wars, turning the progress bar into an expanding lightsaber for Rogue One. Who knows what Spotify might do next, but if the platform has a partnership with Stranger Things akin to what they have for Star Wars, then Season 2 of Netflix’s darling show has a lot to live up to.

Stranger Things Season 2 hits Netflix on October 27, 2017.

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