SANDERS BOHLKE – SEARCH AND DESTROY
The great thing about having an Apple TV is watching brand new trailers on your living room big screen. It is the best part of movie-going all from the comfort of your home. Yesterday, I watched a trailer for a movie that is somewhere between 50/50 and Before Sunrise, and it won me over. Falling Overnight is a 2010 film about a twenty-two year old on his last night before a risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. He decides to spend his last night with a pretty young photographer he meets that very day, and of course, a romantic journey ensues. Something about the trailer was hypnotizing and beautiful, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Until after my second viewing, I realized it was all in the song. Hovering over top of this doomed love story is Sanders Bohlke’s Search and Destroy, and it brushes over the scenes with such intimacy and mystery. The lyrics feel as if they could have been created for this specific film as every word tells of a fear of something looming in the coming daylight. The music feels like a tighter and more repetitive version of Bon Iver, a little like Devendra Banhart, with a softly strummed guitar, and sing-along vocal play that sticks in your head. That hauntingly sweet “Do-da do do-doooo doo” will carve into your mind, begging for a replay. Bohlke has created something mesmerizing in Search and Destroy, and I would like to share it with all those people out there who don’t have Apple TVs.