“The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary [seasons] of ‘Stranger Things’ in which child actors grew into young adults,” Bush wrote of Matt and Ross Duffer, who created the Netflix series.
She continued, “In this latest series, the characters face many of the same challenges that exist in reality right now. I think the Duffer brothers touched people’s hearts in a special way, at a time. incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.”
Sadie Sink’s character, Max, listens to the track until her friends repeat it to help her find her way back.
“By presenting ‘Running Up That Hill’ in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song was brought into the emotional arena of its story,” Bush wrote. “Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage and for taking this new series to a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into the lives of so many people,” Bush added. . “I’m overwhelmed with the amount of love and support the song is getting and it all happens so fast, like it’s being driven by some kind of elemental force.”
“I have to admit that all of this really touches me,” Bush said of the news. “Thank you so much for making the song a No. 1 in such an unexpected way.”