“The Duffer brothers have created four extraordinary ones [seasons] from “Stranger Things,” in which child actors grew up as young adults, Bush writes about Matt and Ross Duffer, who created the Netflix series.
She continued: “In this last series, the characters face many of the same challenges that actually exist today. I believe that the Duffer brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way, at a time that is incredibly difficult for everyone, especially for younger people. “
Sadie Sink’s character, Max, listens to the song as her friends play it again to help her find her way back.
“By presenting ‘Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a mascot for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song was brought to the emotional arena of its history,” Bush wrote. “Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”
“I congratulate the Duffer brothers for their courage and for taking this new series to a much older 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 struck by the scale of the love and support that the song receives, and it all happens very quickly, as if driven by some elemental force.”
“I have to admit that I feel really excited about all this,” Bush told the news. “Thank you so much for making song number one in such an unexpected way.”