Directed by Shawn Brackbill. From American Football, due March 22 on Polyvinyl.
I just recently moved to Michigan from Oregon, where I lived for almost ten years. It’s still my favorite place in the world. It’s a place of incredible natural beauty and Oregonians love to get out in it. Subsequently, people are always getting lost in this beauty. Literally. I can’t tell you how many people get lost in the woods just surrounding the metro-Portland area. It’s a lot.
I don’t know where the video for American Football’s “Silhouettes” was shot, but maybe it was Oregon. It starts with what appears to be our hero asleep in the woods. Time-lapse photography tells me he’s been there a while and when he wakes up, he seems to wander a bit before finding his girl, who maybe is also lost in the woods. I’m glad they found each other, but it makes me wonder how they ended up there in the first place.
In some other shots they don’t seem to be the outdoors-type. They primarily spend their days hanging out in their apartment and then riding elevators and looking pensively from balconies or couches in business parks. Maybe the boredom of their temp jobs drives them to the woods? I can understand that.
At least they have some pleasant soundtrack music to their lives. A bit like Death Cab for Cutie, which also reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. So…win?