South Korean pop diva BoA returned Wednesday (Oct. 24) together with her ninth album, Woman, and a strong title observe of the identical title.
A cool dance-pop observe, “Woman” layers BoA's hovering, raspy vocals over rhythmic bass line and vibrant synths. A gentle beat resonates all through the observe, emulating the sound of a girl strolling in heels.
During a showcase in Seoul, BoA spoke in regards to the inspiration behind “Woman. “I do know there are occasions when ladies really feel much less assured as they become old,” she stated. “So I needed to share a message of discovering our personal definition of magnificence, and never the one society imposes on us, and changing into assured and nice ladies. My associates and I speak about how we are inclined to deal with the detrimental elements of ourselves when we’ve got so many optimistic attributes. Because of this, I needed to specific my concept of a assured lady as being somebody who focuses on her strengths and making herself a greater particular person slightly than dwelling on her weaknesses and attempting to change into like another person.” She’s explored the subject of feminine empowerment on singles prior to now, most notably on her 2005 single "Girls on Top" and an album of the identical title.
The track was launched by way of a dramatic music video that includes BoA as a frontrunner of ladies whereas she performs her characteristically highly effective choreography backed by a crew of dancers. Some on social media have famous similarities between the video and a few of Beyoncé's work, with sure photographs and outfits showing to emulate these in "Formation," whereas the baseball-bat sequence recollects "Hold Up."
The lyrics of the only had been written by BoA, who additionally had a hand in composing and/or writing lyrics for 5 different tracks on Woman. A cohesive album that flits between lushly produced dance tracks, the distinguished Okay-pop star revels in vibrant pop from the beginning of "Woman" till the final be aware of the retro-inspired "I Want You Back."
Her ninth Korean LP, Woman comes 18 years after BoA's first album ID; Peace B in 2000. One of South Korea's most impactful pop stars, she made her Streets Talkin 200 debut together with her self-titled English album BoA in 2009, when the undertaking peaked at No. 127. Earlier this yr, her first-ever EP One Shot, Two Shot went to No. 7 on the World Albums chart.
Watch the music video for “Woman” right here: