BoA – Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Tales Of Graces Version)

August 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM | Posted in BoA | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
BoA – Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Tales Of Graces Version)

1. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~
2. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Tales Of Graces Version)
3. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (English Version)
4. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Instrumental)
5. BEST HIT MEGA BLEND

Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ is Korean singer BoA’s 29th Japanese single, released on December 9, 2009, and is a single from her latest (and worse criticized) Japanese album IDENTITY. This song is featured as the theme song of the game Tales Of Graces.

Mamoritai ~White Wishes~a ballad, but then a more uptempo kind, a sort of quick-ballad as I call it. It’s very pretty, and I recall it as one of the best songs from her woooorse album IDENTITY. I like the percussion beat, the synths in the background and the fact she uses both a guitar and a piano. She uses her great vocal abilities very well and her high notes are prettier than ever since she finally doesn’t sound like a lifeless drone here.

The next track, Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Tales Of Graces Version), is exact the same song again, but then one minute shorter. Probably so it could fit the end title of the game or something.

Then Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (English Version) finally shows some pretty lyrics I can understand. However, not all the time, since BoA sings them. If she worked on her pronunciation, I could understand more, but what I can understand sounds very pretty. Though I prefer the Japanese version, because all I do right now is figuring out what she’s singing about. On her first English studio album, she sounded way better.

BEST HIT MEGA BLEND features some of BoA’s biggest Japanese hits, such as Sweet Impact, LOVE LETTER and even an older song: Do The Motion. From every song, mostly the chorus is included and the songs are all altered with a dance, R&B or soul beat, and the whole thing coming out of the microwave is simply fantastic! Good in length, featuring some of her best songs, I looove this BoA Mega Mix!

BoA can put this on me every time of day, since the rest of the album this single was featured on was worse than everything she did before. That doesn’t mean it’s all bad, it’s just… different. But back to the single: this is what I DO wanna hear from BoA, a lot more if you ask me. It’s not really a ballad, but not energetic either, it’s cute, just really really cute. The first track was the best, the second too short (that’s how much I liked it), the third already too much (three times in a row, come on guys) and her pronunciation was a bit on the bad side, and then her BEST HIT MEGA BLEND was awesome! Yes, this one’s a good one!

Favourite tracks: Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ | BEST HIT MEGA BLEND

OVERALL RATING

4 stars

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