LISTEN: Billy Idol has released a new single "Bitter Taste"

music news 12/08/2021

Billy Idol has released a new single "Bitter Taste," a track from his upcoming EP, The Roadside, due for release on Sept. 17.

You can watch the song's video above, as well as view the complete track listing for the EP.

Much of the music on The Roadside was written and recorded during the pandemic, a period in which Idol said he felt reflective. "Bitter Taste" centers on Idol's recovery and rebirth since his near-fatal 1990 motorcycle accident.

"It seemed quite logical and natural to write something about my motorcycle accident,” Idol said in a press release. “Certainly, the motorcycle accident was the catharsis, the wake-up moment. A little bit of me got left on that roadside. But it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing in the end; it was a wake-up call. Maybe on that roadside I left behind the irreverent youthful Billy and opened the door for a more attentive father and a more sensitive musician.”

Billy Idol, 'The Roadside,' Track Listing
1. "Rita Hayworth"
2. "Bitter Taste"
3. "U Don’t Have To Kiss Me Like That"
4. "Baby Put Your Clothes Back On"