Review of Yesterday by Ashley Roberts
Having watched/suffered/obsessed (delete as appropriate) over I’m A Celebrity this year, it was easy to forget why some of the contestants were celebrities in the first place. I am thinking MP here among others. Ashley Roberts was one of the names we recognised and she came out of the whole thing quite well.
So its with some trepidation we approach listening to her attempt at launching a solo pop career. It has to be remembered Ashley Roberts is actually known for being a member of Pussycat Dolls and not only for having to suffer nights camping with Linda Robson.
So is her single ‘Yesterday’ a match for bandmate Scherzy or is it about as welcome as eating a kangaroo’s privates? Well ‘Yesterday’ is a little bit different from what we expected. It isn’t a real pop number and actually leans towards a bit of an experimental feel to it for a pop singer. The track is very manufactured in its attempt to be more adventurous. ‘Yesterday’ keeps the synth people busy producing this electro-pop number.
The video leans on the reputation of The Pussycat Dolls and basically shows Ashley using her glamour, by striking poses and providing long glances in to the distance. The budget must have been used up on the single as Ashley doesn’t seem to have much to spend on wardrobe for the video. Poor girl is forced to prance around with not much on.
Whilst the single isn’t a game changer, it isn’t a disaster either. A good foundation has been set with Ashley Roberts appearing in the jungle. This one won’t threaten the top of the charts, but we will definitely be keeping an eye on Ashley in 2013. There is enough in this to make us think Ashley has some in reserve and could see her making a dent next year.
In the single, Ashley demonstrates she can sing. We would like to see her concentrate on the vocal and fix on a style to her music for the next single and album. If the focus could be placed on the music and not trying to push sells through being all glamour in the video, she may make the impact she obviously wants.
Let us know what you think. Do you like the sound Ashley Roberts is trying to put across? Do you like the scantily clad situations in the videos? Do you think Ashley will make it as a solo artist? Tell us your views by adding a comment below, tweeting us @MusicEyz or by posting to the Music Eyz Facebook Page.