I’m glad Korean popstar BoA Kwon’s American debut is doing well enough to merit another music video. Unfortunately, the song they chose - “Energetic” - is my least favorite track off the album. The title is somewhat misleading. For what’s supposed to be a high-energy club track, the song is rather slow and repetitive, with the chorus droning monotonously in the background like a robot (“I’m feeling so energetic, / Don’t think y’all will ever get it”). She looks great though - I’m liking the bejeweled look! (What’s that sparkly thing she’s holding? A flask? A dragon’s egg???)
It seems the album’s doing well enough to get a re-release in September, according to this interview. There’ll be at least one new song on it, presumably produced by Sean Garrett, the same man behind “Energetic” and her earlier, better release, “I Did It for Love.”
In fact, I’m sure these songs were chosen as singles because they had the “star” factor: Sean Garrett already has street-cred in the music scene. Otherwise, I would have chosen “Obsessed” or “Touched” instead!
All the same, I’ll probably buy the re-packaged album to show my support. We need Asian performers in the United States!