EskwireD’s Top Pick #6: Yesterday to Tomorrow by Audioslave

Track: Yesterday to Tomorrow
Artist: Audioslave
Album: Out of Exile (2005)
Genre: Hard Rock

Hey internet! I hope everyone is feeling great today, but if not, you’re day is about to get brighter because I’ve got a treat for you! Today’s track is a wonderful song by the late rock supergroup Audioslave and it will surely lift your spirits and leave you with a warm feeling deep inside your soul. “Yesterday to Tomorrow” is a groovy, mood-lifting song that beckons you to shed your regrets and sadness from the past and set your eyes on the hopeful and bright future ahead. Feast your ears on this!

“Yesterday to Tomorrow” begins with a dirty polyrhythmic bass line and a standard drum beat that, together, do an excellent job at pushing forward momentum. I can feel my head bobbing already! It is not long before this is broken off and we are welcomed by Cornell’s sexy, sexy voice. Dreamy guitar reverb can be heard behind the vocals, and along with the bass and drums, envelope the listener into the song’s cradling grasp. Accompanying the chorus are uplifting chords from the guitar and bass that just gush with optimism; Cornell reminds us that it is time to move out of yesterday and to look forward to tomorrow, his echoing voice paralleling the surreal dreaminess of the guitar’s reverb. We are brought into the next verse and following the second chorus, tempo slows down and things start to feel personal. Cornell sings to us with such soul and conviction, such humanity! The song slows further still until it is picked up by the bass back a tempo. Momentum and excitement build in anticipation for what’s coming next (“Come on!”). Morello brings us into a sweet and tasteful guitar solo that keeps the optimistic attitude of the song while fully rounding out the track in terms of variety. The solo leads us into the final chorus before the band signs off, ending with a final, extended guitar chord. The listener is left to contemplate the song and hopefully look forward to their own future.

You can let this song into your soul, and it will change the way you feel for a good part of the day, or even longer. It is full of so much emotion and personal feeling, that it is as if it allows you to connect with the band while simultaneously looking in on yourself and your own history. Even with all of the hardships you may have experienced in your past, you undoubtedly have had great moments too; There is so much to look forward to in life, there’s no sense getting caught up in the past. “Yesterday to Tomorrow” and Audioslave show us this at an emotional level. If you need a song to cheer you up or to reflect to, or if you’re just looking for a kick ass rock song, you could do no harm with “Yesterday to Tomorrow”. Recommended for everyone.

-EskwireD

PS, A note on the name change: You probably noticed that I have changed the name of my feature from “Track of the Day” to “Top Pick”. Here’s why: Before I was invited to write on The Harmony, I did my tracks of the day on Facebook. They were nothing fancy. They had no analysis, introduction, or recommendation. They were just the name of the song and artist and a YouTube link. Basically, what I would do was at the end of every day, I would go through the songs I had listened to that day, pick my favourite one, and post it as my track of the day. I figured I could do the same thing on The Harmony, but while adding my interpretation and thoughts to it. That was all well and good, but I found myself writing too much to be able to afford doing this every day. So then, I neglected it because I couldn’t keep up with the commitment along with my busy life. Now, with a name like “Top Picks”, I am no longer really obligated to provide content each day, but just 2 or 3 times a week (that’s my goal at least). This solves a lot of problems. Besides giving me more freedom with my schedule, it is a much neater and concise name, and it it still implies some kind of criteria for the song being chosen. Like before, I’m still going to be choosing my favourite or most noteworthy song from my most recently played tracks, but I will have a bigger pool to choose from as I will be able to go back 2 or 3 days instead of just 1. Anyways, thank you for reading my posts. With this name change, I hope to be providing you with quality content on a more consistent basis. Peace!

Didn’t fancy what you heard? Keep checking back! I’m going to be covering a large variety of music during my time here on The Harmony, so I’m bound to feature something you’d like. If a song seems unfamiliar or unconventional to you, I suggest giving it a try anyways. You’d be surprised what you can learn to like if you have an open mind!

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One thought on “EskwireD’s Top Pick #6: Yesterday to Tomorrow by Audioslave

  1. Rob Holt says:

    Love this song. Tom and Tim blend together so well that you can easily forget that it’s a 4 piece band. I’ve always loved how Tim Commerford’s basslines don’t just follow the chord progression or the drums. Throughout RATM and Audioslave’s discography the bass interweaves beautifully with the guitar and creates a very full and layered sound.

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