The movie Yesterday is out in theatres. It tells the story of a guy, in a parallel universe where he’s the only one who knows who the Beatles are. He tries to inform everyone about the Beatles and their music. However, people think he came up with their songs, and he becomes a star overnight.
The music of the songs on the soundtrack is relatively similar to the original, but with a contemporary twist. It’s a beautiful homage to the Beatles and Brit Pop. There’s a sense of nostalgia for those who have been listening to them since their career started in the 60s. Also, there’s a sense of rediscovery, especially for those whose families exposed them to the Beatles. Himesh Patel does a brilliant job playing the guitar. Daniel Pemberton plays the music of the interlude songs which make for a nice segue between tracks. The compositions of the tunes are well-done. One can truly feel the presence of the 60s and 70s.
There are two singers in this soundtrack Himesh Patel and Lilly James (Young Donna in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again). Himesh Patel is the main singer in this album whose voice is incredible. He captures the emotions felt in the songs by the Beatles, almost as if he were the original artist. He knows how to hit each note at the right moment. There’s a duet between Himesh Patel and Lilly James that is fantastic. They perform the song I Want To Hold Your Hand. Their voices compliment each beautifully. Having heard Lilly James singing before in the Mamma Mia sequel, I was impressed once with her marvellous performance. As a fan of the Beatles, I’m impressed with Himesh Patel, as well as Lilly James. It felt like the songs were renewed and refreshed, while still honouring the original works of art.
The soundtrack for Yesterday is now available. Enjoy!