SM Entertainment celebrates BoA’s 20th debut anniversary through a special project. Using its SM STATION platform SM Entertainment officially announced the “Our Beloved BoA” project. This Project features artists – Baekhyun (EXO), Jiyoung (BolBbalGan4), Gallant, SM Classics, and Red Velvet.
SM STATION is a platform given by SM Entertainment where both SM and non-SM artists can perform under an umbrella.
About BoA –
BoA began doing music professionally when she was a 13 year old. She followed a friend to an SM Ent. audition and was selected. Her debut song is ID; Peace B which peaked on rank 3 in Korean charts. Other songs like No.1, Atlantis Princess, and many more are some record-breaking classics that she is known for in and outside Korea.
BoA debuted in Japan at the age of 14. She was one of the first Korean artists’ to debut in Japan and singing in the Japanese language under SM and Avex. She went onto become the first non-Japanese Asian singer to hit number one on Japanese charts. Some fabulous Japanese songs are My Heart, Every Heart, Valenti, Moon&Sunrise, along with many many more.
“Our Beloved BoA” –
The “Our Beloved BoA” is a relay cover project. It has five very interesting songs sung by five very distinct artists. The songs and artists as below:
- Garden In The Air – Baekhyun
- Atlantis Princess – Bolbbalgan4
- Only One – Gallant
- Milky Way – Red Velvet
- Tree – SM Classics
The song Garden in the Air (공중정원) was covered by Baekhyun of EXO. Baekhyun’s soothing voice is complementing the music. The instrumental is very soft and touching. From the vocal harmonizing to the simple piano, this song reminds how amazing the construction of the song is. There are a few intriguing chimes throughout the song.
Jiyoung of Bolbbalgan4 has covered the song, Atlantis Princess. Her angelic voice fits well with the music layering. It beautifully fills another colour to the original song.
Gallant gives us another take on the song Only One. The singing brings an old wine like a fine feeling to the song. The music video is also well shot with trickling water concept. The video progressing from day to night, showing “you are the only one” through thick and thin.
Red Velvet chose to cover the song – Milky Way. All the five members gathered and sung the ballad beautifully. A masterstroke was towards the ending where they harmonize as one member sings letting all voices shine.
Tree (나무) by SM Classics. SM Classics is a new label under SM Entertainment which brings K-Pop and K-Classic music closer. The teaser image has been released for the cover and soon the MV will also be released.
IMAGE/VIDEO COURTESY – SM Entertainment, SM Station
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