I don't know what this song is called in English. For now, I'm just going to call it “Stay” because the translation is: I wonder if it can stay the same. That's a huge title and “Stay” is just easier. BoA, the Queen or Goddess as some are saying, of Kpop is making a comeback in Japanese markets with her song “Stay” which apparently is an emotional roller coaster of a ballad. “Moon & Sunrise” is one of my favorite songs of all time and it's a BoA ballad, so that should tell you something about BoA's ability to belt songs right through our hearts.
First off, BoA looks like a Queen. She's so elegant and beautiful. She's also ageless. She's been 20 for about 20 years. In the video, we see BoA feeling exhausted and sad about something. All of her movements are slow and she's sitting at home with candlelight while staying in bed. Towards the end of the video, I thought she was praying for someone, but I did notice she was holding onto a phone in almost every scene. At the very end, she makes a phone call. We don't know who she is calling or why, but we can assume. I'm going to assume it's something serious and not that she's calling a crush.
The song, as expected, was phenomenal. She always pulls ballads off perfectly. The piano and strings added great texture behind her enormous voice. When she sang some of those more difficult drawn out notes, she looked as if she wasn't even trying, which she probably wasn't because it's a music video. There was one scene where she's standing in a room and it's black and white and she looks like a Queen not giving a fuck. Also, I had no idea she had a tattoo on her wrist.
The last little bit didn't really have anything to do with the song, but BoA has forever been one of my biggest crushes. Anything she touches turns to gold....except that movie she was in and that English album she put out, but besides those, she has released solid work every single time. Please support her and her Japanese album when it comes out on Valentine's Day. Like and share this review. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Thank you for your support and I'll see you in my next review.
Like I've mentioned before, music has no language barriers, it knows no language. I want to dedicate this section of my website to reviewing in any way, shape or form other languages of music. This includes Jpop, Mandopop, OPM, Vpop, Latin music, Russian, German, American, Venezuelan, you name it. If you think it's worth giving a listen, I'll listen to it and give you a review.