BoA – Winter Love

May 10, 2007 at 10:32 AM | Posted in BoA | Leave a comment

1. Winter Love
2. Candle Lights
3. LAST CHRISTMAS [First pressing bonus track]
4. Winter Love (TV MIX)
5. Candle Lights (TV MIX)

This is BoA’s 22nd single and it was released on November 1, 2006. The single reached #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 99,078 copies.

Winter Love has to be one of BoA’s most powerful ballads vocally as well as instrumentally. The song begins with gentle vocals and gradually elevates until the sweeping chorus arrives. The chorus features very noticable percussion and like the title suggests, a meloncholy winter atmosphere. The bridge also has a nice electric guitar solo, which is uncommon for a BoA ballad. Her vocals really did it for me and this song has grown to become one of my favorites from her.

The B-side is Candle Lights, a nice R&B influenced song. The beats are great and I liked the Spanish guitar at the beginning. It’s a great B-side and I was glad that she included it on her latest album MADE IN TWENTY (20).

The next song on the single was an exclusive first pressing bonus track and a cover of a Wham! song. BoA’s version of LAST CHRISTMAS is very synthy and strays pretty far from the original in terms of instrumentation. I am happy to report that BoA’s English is better than before, especially during the opening verses of the song.

Overall Rating

4 stars


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