Korean superstar BoA further pushes K-pop’s international advancement by starring in her first Hollywood film, “Make Your Move,” out this month. Directed by Duane Adler (“Step Up,” “Save the Last Dance”), the singer/dancer with more than 20 million records sold flexes her acting skills in the modern-day “Romeo and Juliet”-esque love story between two incredible dancers, Aya (BoA) and Donny (“Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Derek Hough), who will sacrifice nothing for their art except maybe spending time together.
The lead single off the film’s accompanying soundtrack is the euphoric dance-pop track “Let Me In,” performed by songwriter/producer Michael Corcoran who’s helmed theme songs and tracks for movies and TV shows like “Sam & Cat,” “Victorious” and more. The song was co-written by Corcoran, TV/film songwriter Eric Goldman and Hough himself.
BoA and her Emmy-winning co-star appear in the song’s accompanying music video featuring movie clips along with rehearsal and behind-the-scenes clips from “Make Your Move.” Check out the video to “Let Me In,” exclusively premiering here on Billboard:
BoA, the first Korean to enter Billboard’s chart rankings, isn’t the only K-pop act giving Western audiences a treat. The “Make Your Move” soundtrack boasts new music in English from a handful of K-pop phenoms: Girls’ Generation contribute the surging, electro-pop confection “Cheap Creeper”; TVXQ! deliver a harmony-heavy, mid-tempo R&B ballad “Runnin on Empty”; plus there’s a new collaboration banger, “Say Yes,” performed by Girls’ Generation member Jessica, her sister and f(x) member Kyrstal and EXO member Kris. f(x)’s thumping K-pop single “Nu Abo” also made the cut among other R&B, hip-hop and dubstep tracks.
“Let Me In” is now available while the “Make Your Move” soundtrack drops April 7. “Make Your Move” the film hits U.S. theaters April 18.