From their Best Album “BILLIed IDLE”, BILLIE IDLE®’s “BYE-BYE” continues the group’s celebration of 80’s new wave/punk nostalgia. The song swings a bit with crunchy guitars in a steady 12/8 beat and does a great job showcasing the great voices that one-time BiS members Hirano Nozomi and First Summer Uika surround themselves with. Visually simple, BILLIE IDLE® composites themselves with renderings of their album art over the last couple of years. Nozomi, Uika, Momose Momo, and Akira uncannily float through the virtual set wearing their oxblood bomber jackets. Given my personal background, I find the aesthetic pleasing and almost a bit comforting. Perhaps the song could have used a bit more tooth, but the group definitely isn’t short on attitude. And, if my only complaint is really a wish for more vocal snarl, then really I’m the one being a baby; BILLIE IDLE® is doing just fine.
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