The Spotify algorithm introduced me to this song back around Memorial Day Weekend. Admittedly, I probably have only heard “Yesterday” by Swim Mountain three or four times since the first listen. And then it happened.
This morning, before I woke up, I heard the song note for note in my head, in my friggin dreams I don’t know why, as mentioned, it wasn’t on repeat on the playllst.
I have a theory. It’s the guitar work. The guitar is driving the whole song, whether it’s the rhythm guitar throughout, or the lead guitar providing the notes through where a chorus would exist.
On days when I think the synthesizer has knocked out the guitar, it’s songs like these that make me realize—when used properly, the guitar can still be the driver of great rock music, any day, 7 days a week.
Great guitar-driven rock music is still out there, just gotta look for it. Thank you Swim Mountain for pointing that out to me.