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18 November 2020


by Andrew MacGregor

Loyle Carner: “Yesterday” - 3 mins 03s

This autobiographical promo for Loyle Carnerís 'Yesterday' invites repeat viewings thanks to its one-shot flow and evocative production design. Set entirely in the rapper's childhood bedroom, the promo (co-directed by Ryan and Ben Coyle-Larner) deftly uses gig posters, news flashes, and changing technology to mark the passage of time.

Incidental details like an Alkaholiks vinyl and a Jay-Z poster from 2002 complement Carnerís cross-generational lyrics, which also allude to race and police brutality ("My grandfather getting knuckled by the pepper spray/More fire brings the riot like a renegade"). Another polished yet grounded effort by the Lambeth-born star.

Commissioner: James Hackett
Film Production: Spindle
Director: The Coyle-Larner Brothers
Producer: Rosie Brear
Production M'ger: Frankie Wilcock
Executive Producer: Stitch Richardson / Greg Hackett Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Molly Manning Walker ♀
Production Designer: Charlotte King
Editor: Tim Swaby
Post Production: Barny Wright @ No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Antonio Jimenez @ No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Toby Tomkins @ Cheat Ⓦ
Casting: Anna Kennedy

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