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[SINGLE] Eien/UNIVERSE/Believe in LOVE – BoA

Posted in BoA, Japanese Music with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2009 by bunnypukki

CD-Track Listing-

1. Eien

2. UNIVERSE (Feat. Crystal Kay & VERBAL)

3.  Believe in LOVE (Feat. BoA ~ Acoustic Version)

4. Best Hit Mega Blend

5. Eien (Instrumental)

6. UNIVERSE (Instrumental)

BoA’s 27th Japanese single released on February 18, 2009. It came at #8 on the Oricon charts selling 15,074 copies. This is BoA’s first triple A-sided single. After the not so likable Eat You Up (though it has grown on me), we have a new single from BoA.

Eien is a R&B ballad. The piano and beats were very good. There are also chimes and claps that make the music more vibrant. BoA’s vocal as always is strong.”Why did you say bye bye, Why did you say bye bye?”, addicting lyrics!

The next a-side is a more upbeat R&B track and my fave out of all the a-sides. UNIVERSE features Crystal Kay and VERBAl from m-flo. The beats in this music along with VERBAL’s rapping and the two R&B queens vocals makes this an awesome track. If you listen to it, we can tell BoA’s English has improved a lot comparing it with Crystal Kay.

Believe in LOVE is the acoustic version of Ravex’s single featuring BoA. This is a track you’d here in lounges where you are taking a sip of your drink and enjoying the song. An enjoyable track even though it’s a little “unBoAish”. 😛

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Rating: A

I was shocked to hear BoA’s English has improved so much! I just hope her Japanese doesn’t get ruined. Overall this single made me happy since her English single Eat You Up was not at all BoA.