This song brightened last year’s grey days. It starts like a flood, hardly letting the piano part settle in before launching a powerful drumbeat and a chorus yelling the « Bye Bye Bye »s. It’s like a throwback to a new Summer of Love : long hair, naked torsoes, and joints hanging from lips. You imagine a commune of sorts, a monstrous formation, before you realize that Plants and Animals is only three people.
And that’s just it—how can only three people, with a guitar, a tambourine and an autoharp, perform « Bye Bye Bye » ?