BoA – “Lose your mind”
Track 1 / Japanese Single “Lose your mind” / Release date: 12 Dec 2007
Like BoA best among Korean/Japanese sexy-concept singers =) Don’t find Lee Hyo Ri’s singing particularly impressive, nor her music. Ivy’s got a great voice for ballads… She dances pretty well too, but her dance moves are not always clean. I guess BoA is the rare one who excels in both singing and dancing.
The energy of the song reminds me of “My Name” off her last Korean album. Credits to the arrangement in its unique use of instruments and their register/pitch – the squeaky glissandos of the trumpet(?) and the high notes of the electric guitar solo. Like this song better than “Last Angel” by Koda Kumi/倖田來未 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-RkffwmEXI), also released recently. Still prefer songs with a melodic hook rather than a rhythmic one =P