Les brunettes were just in the mood for a “boy thing”. And who better to do that than the boy band of all boy bands: The Beatles. Through the eyes of four women a gripping close-up of the life and music of the Fab Four has been created and to get even closer to the Beatles spirit, Les Brünettes even recorded their album at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London – the place where Paul, George, Ringo and John wrote and recorded many of their world hits.
Musicians, fans, biographers and contemporaries still fathom the secret of the Beatles: How could these four actually quite normal guys from Liverpool of all people become lightning rods for the longings of a whole generation? Certainly also because they were a real “band” – a sworn band, more than just the sum of their parts. An attribute that also applies to Les Brünettes, as they have emphatically proven on their two previous albums.
It is a celebration to see Les Brünettes putting their enormous vocal potential at the service of these timeless songs – not only for die-hard Beatles fans. In their arrangements, the four of the mushroomheads are inspired to creative, playful, sometimes cheeky flights of fancy. They dust off the much-heard big hits, discover rather unknown songs and surprise with cross connections between the pieces. Thus the comedic Penny Lane “very British” transports us to the lively Liverpool of the 60s and the anthem Let It Be comes along without any kitsch through minimalistic elements and electronic beats. There the omnipresent Bach mixes with the overstrained Lady Madonna and a nonchalant Latin tells of the honeymoon of John and Yoko, which was influenced by Peace & Love. The meaning of an Imagine, which Lennon wrote only after the band split up, however, gains even more explosiveness, sung almost sacredly by these female voices.
In their own songs Les Brünettes as songwriters then describe what they themselves are touched by the stories of the Beatles. Who is the Fool On The Hill really and who would he be today? How might the girl have felt in She’s leaving home? What must it be like to lose all those who are important to you – like Paul McCartney in his day, who perhaps hasn’t completely overcome the end of the Beatles to this day? And finally, a song for one of the most impressive women in Beatles history, Yoko Ono, who first had to endure envy, then open hatred and finally the murder of her husband before her own eyes and yet always worked unwaveringly as a creative and inspiring artist. Les Brünettes dare a close-up of the Beatles, but the singers themselves are included.