BoA- Mamoritai ~White Wishes~

2009年 12月 9日

BoA’s covers have been very different lately… to me they look kind of sloppy.

I was expecting a kind of Christmas song with the title… but Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ is a more upbeat R&B song. I hated this song when I first heard it, but it’s not as bad now that I’ve listened to it a few times. BoA was not in control of her vocals in this song. She was switching tones all over the place. The song was sloppy, and really didn’t stand out to me. I understand the winter vibe… and it’s a nice break from the copious ballads that we’re bound to hear this December.

Next is THE END soshite and…. is even weaker than the A-side. It opts for an R&B feel (with a hint of jazz IMO). The instrumentals are what kill this song. There’s faint piano in the background… but it’s mostly just a rhythmic that follows us throughout the shadow. So basically no musical variation in this song. BoA’s vocals are weak as well; sometimes I feel as though she’s just throwing notes in the air.

Overall: Some people will probably love this single, but I am holding her accountable for her releases after that horrible US album. It’s disappointing because she is capable of producing great songs, and these just don’t make the cut.

Rating: 5.5/10

Track List:

01 まもりたい [White Wishes]
02 THE END そして [Soshite] and..
03 まもりたい[White Wishes] [Inst]
04 THE END そして and..[Inst]

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