BoA‘s Only One album is a tad disappointing compared to the bulletproof Hurricane Venus / Copy & Paste (however, it’s nothing that a repackage won’t fix), but Ms. Kwon has been on point when it comes to her singles this era. The title track is undoubtedly the best thing on the disc, and “The Shadow”, which just received a music video, is definitely one of the album’s strongest cuts.
Much like SHINee’s “Sherlock”, “The Shadow” manages to strike the perfect balance between slick set-based choreography and having some semblance of plot. Lately, SM either take things too far (EXO’s “MAMA”), or keep it way too simple (f(x)’s “Electric Flop”), so it was good to see them finally get things right on the music video front for once.
And can we talk about how hot BoA looks? “Only One” didn’t do justice to her beauty at all, but Kween Kwon is seriously smokin’ in “The Shadow”.
BoA stays slaying these top-tier pop divas from every different country in the world. It’s a shame that attempt to crack American never worked out, because when you watch clips like “Only One” and “The Shadow”, you see that she deserves to be competing in the same league as the Katy Perry’s, Beyonce’s, and Rihanna’s of the industry.
Check out “The Shadow” below.