The songs are titled “Stay Open” and “To Love a Boy.” Hawke writes the lyrics, while Grammy Award-winning musician Jesse Harris writes the music. Hawke posted about the songs on her Instagram, which can be viewed below.
Hawke, who is the daughter of legendary actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, joined the Stranger Things cast for its most recent third season. She quickly became a fan favorite as the complex Robin Buckley.
Hawke isn’t the first member of the hit Netflix cast to foray into the music side of the industry, in fact, she’s not even the second or third.
Stranger Things costar and It: Chapter One funny man, Finn Wolfhard fronts the garage rock band Calpurnia. Gaten Matarazzo has his own project called Work In Progress and Joe Keery was a member of the psychedelic rock band Post Animal. Just last month, Keery also released new music under the solo name Djo.
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Here is a snippet from one of the first two songs I’m going to release (lyrics by me music by Jesse Harris) and preview of the cover for this A side/B side single. They will be released on August 16th and I’m playing a show to celebrate at the Sultan Room in Williamsburg on August 21st. Link for tickets is in my bio.
The A/B side singles will be released Aug. 16, and Hawke will be performing both songs, as well as additional material at the Sultan Room in Williamsburg on Aug. 21. Both full songs can be heard below. Check them out and tell us what you think.
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The show has made a lot of references to different styles and pop culture moments from previous decades, especially when it comes to films.
Most of them came out before 1985, which is when the third season was set, but they definitely fit the film. Check out the full list below.
Altered States (1980)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Escape from New York (1981)
Indiana Jones (all of them)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
John Hughes’ filmography
Jurassic Park (1993)
Mad Max (1979)
Risky Business (1983)
Stand By Me (1986)
Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Super 8 (2011)
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Thing (1982)
You can watch the full interview of the films below.