BoA’s 8th – a nicely comforting comeback

by Philip Gowman on 17 May, 2015

in Asides, BoA, CD reviews, Pop rock and indie

Main artwork for BoA's 8th album

I’m rather enjoying BoA’s 8th Korean album (Kiss My Lips, released a couple of days ago). There’s nothing particularly earth-shattering musically, but it’s all kind of comforting. And I hope she doesn’t get into trouble for the 4th track, Shattered, which at 2’52” is very close to the chorus of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.

On a separate note, a post on Soompi points out something that has never occurred to me before:

“I wanted to show my feminine charms with this album,” she said at a press conference on May 11. “I wanted to wear heels on stage, and a skirt instead of my usual baggy pants.”

“I’ve never worn a skirt on stage in Korea, not even once,” she adds.

Anyway, I’m still enjoying the album, which is now on its third repeat. It’s a good combination of pop numbers, the sort of stuff that might be on in a gym, and more down-tempo ballads.

BoA 8 tracklist

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