Top TV Song Last Week: Desire by Bob Moses & ZHU

The Sandman premiered earlier this month when all 10 episodes dropped on Netflix. Immediately, the new Netflix original series jumped on Tunefind’s trending music chart in multiple spots. Last week’s most popular song comes from a Brooklyn-based electronica duo and a formerly anonymous electronic music producer/singer.


The dreamy synth can be heard near the end of episode 6 as the show’s original score, by David Buckley, effortlessly blends into the first few seconds of ‘Desire.’ The elevated beat continues into the final scene, where the character, also named Desire, delivers a foreboding monologue. The first few lyrics can be heard as the song continues into the end credits.

This song worked perfectly to provide a soundtrack to our character Desire and their intriguing ways.” – Kasey Truman, The Sandman music supervisor

Tunefind spoke with Kasey Truman, The Sandman music supervisor, about the meaning behind the song’s placement. “Bob Moses is a long-time favorite of Allan Heinberg, showrunner for [The] Sandman,” shared Truman. She continued, “This song worked perfectly to provide a soundtrack to our character Desire and their intriguing ways.”

‘Desire’ was released in August 2020 as the titular track on the duo’s fifth EP. Bob Moses described their 2020 EP by saying, “it’s a love tale for the digital age: all about the positives and pitfalls of humanity’s driving wants, especially in these technology-driven times.” Placed on Disc 1 of the EP, ‘Desire’ currently boasts over 2.5 million streams on Spotify.

Bob Moses is composed of bandmates Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie. After attending high school together, Vallance and Howie met each other once again after independently moving to New York. They soon began developing music together and released their first EP Hands to Hold,  in 2012. The band is currently on tour and just recently performed at Lollapalooza, the same weekend that The Sandman dropped on Netflix.

Steven Zhu– known by his moniker Zhu– is an electronic music producer and singer who has been actively making music since the beginning of 2014. Zhu signed to Mind of a Genius Records and, until mid-2014, remained anonymous, asking to be judged by his music alone. Zhu was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording in 2015 for his song ‘Faded.’ Most recently, Zhu released a brand new collaborative album featuring numerous artists, titled Musical Chairs Mixtape: Vol. 1, on July 29th, 2022.

Bob Moses has been featured in many TV shows and video games such as Atypical, Industry, and F1 22, amongst others. ZHU has had placements in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, The Wilds, and Need For Speed: Heat, and many more projects.



〉Listen now: Desire by Bob Moses & ZHU

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