As a series, Obi-Wan Kenobi is close to flawless. It’s a brilliantly compelling character study, but beyond that, it expands the Star Wars universe with layers that make it much more nuanced. In the same way, the Obi-Wan Kenobi original soundtrack by Natalie Holt featuring collaborations with the legendary John Williams and William Ross is an absolute treasure. Holt’s unique and incredibly bone-chilling tracks have made series like Loki a massive hit, but the Obi-Wan Kenobi original soundtrack might be her most outstanding work yet.
While John Williams’ work on the “Obi-Wan” theme is an otherworldly, comforting treasure, Holt does something sensational with tracks like “Young Leia,” “Days of Alderaan,” “Bail and Leia,” “Sacrifice,” and essentially, every single number. Seldom is there an original soundtrack where you don’t skip or choose a select few you really love and hyper-fixate on them. And that’s certainly the case with Holt’s take on this remarkable series, giving us multiple songs that hit like a ton of bricks while concurrently making the scene they’re in an absolute thrill to watch.
What we have with the original soundtrack are tracks that not only add to the story but one’s like “Young Leia,” that add to the overarching character arc. You could feel every ounce of Leia’s spirit through the number, and it gives us something deeply memorable to hold onto along with the original theme that can later be heard in William Ross’ “Saying Goodbye.”Additionally, “Who You Become” beautifully contributes to Reva’s incredible arc throughout the entire season, especially in the finale.
What Holt does with this soundtrack is so unique that so few words come close to describing the comfort that they evoke. It’s the same comfort that we often feel entering a galaxy far, far away—the kind of homecoming that feels right and emotionally rewarding.
Listen to the Obi-Wan Kenobi original soundtrack below and tell us which tracks are your favorite.
My favourite track, by far, is Hold Hands. It is such an important moment in the show and it sounds a lot like another composer that I admire who is not unfamiliar with Star Wars either…