BENI – bye byeMarch 24, 2010 at 4:37 PM | Posted in BENI | 6 Comments
bye bye is BENI’s 15th single and it was released on March 10, 2010. The single reached #57 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 1,171 copies.
What a random cover. Her trendy trenchcoat + the birds = ???
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OMG YES MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED! An upbeat A-side from BENI! =D
I’ve been waiting for this and bye bye didn’t disappoint. I instantly liked the song on the first listen because it starts off with a strong, catchy chorus (itsumo no bye bye!). That gets followed by clapping beats, synth, and a little piano. It’s a nice change from all the other A-sides and like I said when I reviewed the last single Sign, I was growing weary of the mid-tempo stuff. Thank you, BENI! ♥
The pace doesn’t let up when the B-side arrives. Stylish is also upbeat but features more electronic elements next to the clapping and whiplash beats. Just like in bye bye, BENI’s vocals remain energetic and I wasn’t finding myself bored after multiple listens.
The 3rd track is a DJ HASEBE remix of Sign and I was expecting the ~same old, same old~ from him. However, this is the most unique remix I have heard since it doesn’t have the typical “hip hop” facelift like the other ones. Besides being more upbeat the original, the remix adds a nice drumbeat but you can still hear the piano and strings.
Pros: This is her most exciting single to date.
Cons: I don’t really have any. I thoroughly enjoyed everything.
BASICALLY…my fandom for BENI is at an all-time high. Get it, girl!
1. bye bye
3. Sign (DJ HASEBE REMIX) (サイン)
4. bye bye (Instrumental)