Shout It Out
close to me
Shout It Out (INST)
close to me (INST)
1. Shout It Out
I know BoA has been on this streak of mid-tempos with her last couple of singles so it was great to see that Shout It Out was something more upbeat and exciting. I had a lot of fun listening to this song as it’s just bright and funky and kind of is a better take of “WOO WEEKEND” with less bass slaps lol. Definitely a great track for BoA but she’s been on a roll so I’m happy this stretches that further!
2. close to me
The B-side for the single is a bit more toned down having a nice guitar-ladened ballad. BoA’s voice is very smooth and I like she’s throwing English in the song and she sounds pretty good and she flows nicely between that and Japanese. I do get that Americanized feel about it and I would love a fully English version one day as it sounds a bit more personal but still good stuff!
I’m wondering when BoA will put out an album because we can only get soooo many good singles😄. Being the 4th (or 6th?) single, I enjoyed Shout It Out quite a bit as a while, but I still think “Message/Call my name” is still the better single though. I’ve missed BoA being upbeat and showing her dance skills and this was for sure a good track for that while close to me was a bit more sentimental and sweet. Yeah…an album of all the songs she’s released since “IDENTITY” would just be quite perfect!