I complained this morning that idol Twitter was super noisy, but nothing of consequence was going on. Then I was driving to work and stuck in traffic and gave it another look and saw Billie Idle was busy and:
【解禁!】ヒラノノゾミ "どうせ消えてしまう命なら…" feat. ファーストサマーウイカ、カミヤサキ、テンテンコ、ミチバヤシリオ from BILLIE IDLE® "4 in1" THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG https://t.co/PaAiVE0YYo
— BILLIE IDLE® (@b_idle_official) March 23, 2016
Oh, this is gonna be great.
Yes, Billie Idle released the first video from their 4 IN 1: THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG EP, and it is great. But before you watch, remember how 4 IN 1 was set up, as a featured song for each of the members. This one is all Hirano Nozomi.
Noni’s one of the perfect people for this scene. She probably never had a visible career in music until she joined up with Pour Lui in BiS, but she was the counter-rock for that essential assemblage, a sweet-voiced I’ll-do-what-I-want mainstay who gave the group a lot of extra personality. She makes the most of what she has while completely committed to the punk end of idol. Her going into Billie Idle was a pleasant surprise.
But what’s all the rest of this? A guest appearance by group leader First Summer Uika was basically a given, but who are all of these other familiar faces? Why, none other than fellow former BiSmates Kamiya Saki (POP), Ten Tenko (DJ) and … holy shit, is that Mitchel?! Michibayahi Rio (office job)!
What a nice surprise. And very good move bringing in Matsukuma Kenta to write (it sounds so much like one of his songs, I started to wonder if it was a re-done BiSH track).
If this is what 4 IN 1 has in store, it’s going to be a great one.