UNIVERSE feat. Crystal Kay & VERBAL (m-flo)
Believe In LOVE (acoustic version)
BEST HIT MEGA BLEND (Limited Only)
After that poor excuse that is “Vivid” and taking a small hiatus to begin her American career, she finallys comes back with a strong R&B track which features an awesome beat and great vocals from BoA. It has one of those token happy feelings written throughout, but the vocals aren’t so much…hmm paradox? I think the only thing that bothered me was those ~Yeah~ and ~Heeey~ from the odd guys voice….So bad….Still, a much better offering from BoA.
2. UNIVERSE feat. Crystal Kay & VERBAL (m-flo)
Not a lot of people were hyped enough to see Kuri and BoA get together for a song. We begin with a rap from VERBAL that leads into BoA’s part where she’s sounds great with the mysterious beats and sounds. Kuri too sounds just amazing if not better than BoA during some parts. I mean VERBAL was right for the track despite it’s mainly the two gals getting by, but he held his own. It’s definitly a hot track. Awesome.
3. Believe In LOVE (acoustic version)
Yes, she did collaborate with ravex for this track minus the acoustic sound and was a pretty cool dance track, but what they did hear was blasphemy. It’s not remotely interesting at all. I’ll give the fact that she sounds nice singing along with the guitar, but seriously, why did you have to ditch the dance track, it was so hot!
4. BEST HIT MEGA BLEND
You’d think with the amount of tracks on this track, it’d be Aira long right? Nope not even surpassing 5 minutes this mega-mix has very short passing of songs mostly choruses of all the tracks actually. We begin with some synths and some cut n’ paste moments. Sweet Impact is the first of the songs and I actually liked what they did to make it more lively and it seemed a bit faster as well. ~falling wit you baby~ is repeated before Dakishimeru comes roaring in. The chorus is still as loud as ever, but giving a subdued big band taste did make it seem cooler than it was before! Then things start to calm down for Winter Love which just seems out of place here IMO. I’ll be honest, I didn’t figure this out the first time through, since it never really caught on me like the rest of the tracks did. It’s got an R&B sound as well which is cool, but I like the original. Eien is next and honestly, it doesn’t sound too different from the main which is alright. The ~bye bye~ leads into Love Letter which is another strange moment, but needed as it become sped up as well. I think Love Letter has the shortest air time while Eien had the longest, but that’s cool with me. I was afraid at how Nanairo no Ashita would end up as because everyone knows that this track is very un-BoA like, but hearing this kind of chiller version and less pop like was a nice treat. Even the after chorus is filtered. I love how latin-sounding DO THE MOTION plays in and even though it’s shortlived it’s one of my favorites covered and then ending out the song is that ~bye bye~ except from Eien. It’s good for being real short. That’s all I’ll say.
This triple A-side was a much better single to deal with than “Vivid”. None of the songs truly sounded like something else and even though the new version of Believe In LOVE was that disappointing, the other two were just WOW. Eien being so urban and the trio collaboration was sweeet. For the first time though, a megamix appears on something of BoA’s and even though the length of the songs were too short, I think they did its purpose. Good single overall