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.


Best Edition | CDJapan | YesAsia

Note: This site participates in the associates and the cdjapan affiliates programs, a program with hundreds of thousands of members to promote sales on the Internet . Using the links above can help credit up to 10% of your purchase to the site and its writers to help keep this website afloat at no additional cost to you.

BILLIE IDLE® Official Links
Web Site | Blog | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | iTunes


About Number244

Contributor to New School Kaidan, idol fan TheNumber244 gets tickled mainly by Hello! Project. A former musician and full-time nerd, he calls Los Angeles his home. TheNumber244 is waiting for the day someone calls him "senpai".

Check Also

NSK’s PV Power Hour 06/23/2018

The power crew talk about Yanakoto Sotto Mute, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, PINK CRES., Team Syachihoko, …