BoA’s 8th – a nicely comforting comeback

by Philip Gowman on 17 May, 2015 updated 8 December, 2017

in Asides | Pop rock and indie | Recorded music reviews

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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