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K-pop in Japan: BoA releases the stunning new song Milestone

K-pop in Japan: BoA releases the stunning new song Milestone

Michel Lebon and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

BoA released her new track called “Milestone” and this song highlights the sheer quality of this talented lady from South Korea. The track was released on December 7 in Japan and the lyrics are truly beautiful. Therefore, if you are familiar with K-pop, new to K-pop or you are a lover of international music, then this is the track to listen to and add to your collection.

In recent times the K-pop scene is in increasing vogue throughout the world but BoA appeals internationally when she sticks to her strengths. This certainly applies to “Milestone” which is one of the classiest tracks to hit the music scene globally in 2011. Therefore, it is an honor for the Japanese market to have this track released in Japan.

The more BoA sings throughout the track you can feel her passion, emotion, and many truths within the lyrics. Also, being released in December suits this fantastic track because soon another year will end and then it will all start all over again in January.

The career of BoA in Japan replicates aspects of her career internationally. This applies to many highs and lows which is natural for the vast majority of talented artists who have so much to give. On top of this is the fusion of South Korea, America, and Japan respectively, when applied to her target market. Therefore, this would stretch any international talent but when BoA makes a track like “Milestone” then all is forgotten because this stunning lady can win people over easily.

In an earlier article by Modern Tokyo Times it was commented that “BoA is a fantastic singer who continues to grow and her new single which will be released on December 7 in Japan is one of her best. Therefore, the new single “Milestone” should hit the heights because the lovely melody is backed by her exquisite voice.”

“Milestone” is a million miles away from “Eat You Up” but her new single shows the exquisite talent of BoA.  Therefore, many Tokyoites and music lovers throughout Japan should certainly add this new track to their chart once it is released.”

“In truth, “Milestone” shows the real class of BoA and only her challenging schedule is preventing this stunning lady from reaching her true potential.”

Therefore, the track “Milestone” is a clear reminder to her fans in Tokyo and throughout Japan that BoA may sometimes seem distant from the music scene in this country, but at heart she is only one track away from igniting a strong spark. At the same time, tracks like “Milestone” are real gems because they appeal across all music spectrums and have no international boundaries.

Also, BoA and her rich talents highlight the vibrancy of K-pop because you have many amazing groups and soloists. Fans in South Korea remain close to their favorite soloists and groups and at the same time they are awaiting new talents to emerge. The same applies to music lovers in Japan and internationally because the depth of talent coming out of South Korea isn’t a flash in the pan. On the contrary, the style and sophistication is growing and the foundations which began with individuals like BoA is enhancing K-pop throughout the music world.

Overall, the music track by BoA called “Milestone” is a real gem and for people who want to feel passion and who love in depth lyrics, then this is a must buy irrespective of your nationality. After all, music can break down barriers when artists have so much panache and this certainly applies to BoA when she focuses on her abundant talent.

Simply put, the music track “Milestone” is an amazing track and one of the best of 2011 without a shadow of a doubt to come out of the international music scene. BoA and new track “Milestone” BoA and “Eat You Up”

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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Japan


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K-pop and new mini-album called “Snow Pink” by A Pink: Japan awaits

K-pop and new mini-album called “Snow Pink” by A Pink: Japan awaits

Michel Lebon and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

A Pink will release a new mini album called “Snow Pink” on November 22 and it will be interesting to see how they have progressed. The group which hails from South Korea consists of Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Son Naeun, Jung Eunji, Hong Yookyung, Kim Namjoo and Oh Hayoung. They are relatively new to the music scene and under the wing of A Cube Entertainment which is a sister group of Cube Entertainment.

Obviously virtually all groups that are new to the scene take time to adjust and teething problems is only natural. Also, the majority of members of the group are extremely young and if A Pink has already caught your ear, it will be intriguing for all fans to see their future steps.

At the moment their fan base will be more limited to the younger generation but a few years down the line and you will witness major changes. The single “Please just let us love” was very catchy and showed great promise and I am sure that many people took notice.

The style of “Please just let us love” was interactive and you could feel the passion and unlike“I don’t know,” this single appealed to a broad spectrum of ages. Also, it highlighted huge potential and the innocence and confusion of youth but in all its natural beauty.

The track “Wishlist” was also delightful because you could see each individual and feel their warmth and cohesion. In truth, I am expecting a lot from A Pink because in the two tracks that I have mentioned, it is clear that they have elegance, poise, refinement and the glories of youth.

Also, while K-pop continues to catch the imagination in Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities in Japan, and in other nations, it is hoped that new groups will create their own style and image. At the moment, this certainly applies to the fine tuning by A Cube Entertainment because these lovely young ladies already have a vibrant image based on passion and collectiveness.

Of course, in time individualism will develop more and more and I am sure that many new steps will be taken. This applies to reaching out to the Japanese market and much further afield while maintaining a firm base in South Korea.

The track “I don’t know” would certainly work a treat in the Japanese market but “Wishlist” provides a more international appeal and the same applies to“Please just let us love.”  The latter two tracks have a style which connects with people internationally and in time A Pink will interact more with the international side of their music.

Their fans are keenly awaiting the new mini-album “Snow Pink” and given past performances, I am sure that this will enhance their growing reputation. “Please just let us love” by A Pink “Wishlist” by A Pink “I don’ know” by A Pink

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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in ASIA, Japan


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