BoA – Eat You Up [Debut American Single]

October 19, 2008 at 6:34 pm (BoA) (, )

Well what’s one thing we can say about BoA? She’s ambitious. She first came onto the music scene in her homeland of Korea and soon came to Japan and took it by storm. Her next venture is the U.S.A. There have been rumors circulating about her debut for a while and I didn’t believe them at first or even want to believe them but she’s here and actually did a good job. Eat You Up was originally set to be released on October 7th but was then pushed back to October 21st.

The song starts off with a thumping and addictive dance instrumental that immediately catches the listener before BoA takes the first verse. The lyrics are pretty interesting and shows off a more flirtatious side of BoA as she sings “you feed my appetite in ways I can’t explain.” She continues onto the chorus, which is simple but extremely catchy. Repeating “I’ll eat you up” with the vocalizing, it makes for an easy-to-remember and ear catching section of the song that stands out very nicely. The focus comes to her voice especially on the second verse when the music is almost hushed. It’s my personal favorite section of the song for the following two lyrics: “Like I’ve become some demon in the night / You look so tasty I could eat you up alive.” BoA then repeats “I wanna take you to my room” and her vocals here are wonderful. The pure instrumental section near the end sounds really strong as it spotlights just how the song’s beat is. Closing the song is the repetition of “eat you up” in a tweaked voice. Eat You Up is a brilliant song and one definitely one worth taking notice of. Hopefully BoA will get success with this because it really is one of the best American releases of the year.

In order to promote the single, two PVs for Eat You Up were made. One was done by an American director and the other made by a Korean director. The Korean version features BoA getting with her friends and after doing some dancing in the streets, they enter a room with judges and blow their minds. Although there isn’t much of a plot, it’s definitely an enjoyable video because BoA shows off her attitude.

Single Ranking: A +

BoA is such a strong musical contender whether she’s in Japan, Korea or America. Eat You Up is a very catchy and addictive number that BoA brings to life with her special attitude and good vocals. Let’s see where BoA ends up and I hope she achieves success.

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