BoA Lets Loose In Electro-Swing Single 'One Shot, Two Shot'

BoA, "One Shot, Two Shot"
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BoA, "One Shot, Two Shot"

With a touch of deep house and R&B, BoA returned today with her new electro-swing single “One Shot, Two Shot.”

Her second song of 2018 following last month’s “Nega Dola,” “One Shot, Two Shot” is a lush tune that alternates between diverse beats and melodies, with smooth verses leading into the dynamic, synth-laden chorus. BoA’s immense versatility as a soloist is put on display throughout the tempo shifts, and the pitch-change of the chorus creates a hypnotizing hook as she slyly sings, “One shot, two shot, me and you.”

The accompanying music video highlights BoA’s skills as a dancer, alternating between scenes of the K-pop legend performing with backup dancers in sleek velvet rompers & '80s-inspired glittering dress, and ones showing her on a train platform where the singer dances with a man across the tracks.

Continuing with the theme of last month’s deadly “Nega Dola,” the music video for “One Shot, Two Shot” ends with BoA turning on and shooting her dance partner. The choreography, filled with spins and catchy hand movements that emulate the song’s meaning, emphasizes BoA's distinct brand of dance, blending athleticism and playful sexiness.

Coming 18 years since the release of her first album ID; Peace B, “One Shot, Two Shot” is the titular single off of BoA’s first ever EP. Throughout her career, the soloist has released close to 20 LPs in Korean, Japanese, and English.

One Shot, Two Shot features a total of eight tracks, including the lead single, “Nega Dola,” and last year's "Camo." The new tracks include the glitchy late night dance track "Always, All Ways" featuring Chancellor, the '90s-esque smooth electro-pop of "Recollection," a hip-hop slowburn in the form of the chant-filled "Your Song" with Junoflo, and the groovy, spiraling synths of "Everybody Knows." 

Watch the music video for “One Shot, Two Shot” here:

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