BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo) was BoA’s 29th Japanese single. It was released on October 28, 2009 and reached no. 8 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 10,805 copies sold. In all this single has sold over 12,706+ copies.
1. BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
2. IZM feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
3. BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo) Instrumental
4. IZM feat. VERBAL (m-flo) Instrumental
Oh BoA, how you’ve fallen. You’ve been reduced to collaborating with VERBAL on the entire single. To make a long review short, this sucks! BUMP BUMP! is a jazz ensemble that attempts to be a dance song by inserting some synth and adding some beats, but it fails. It’s not all that catchy, probably because the hook isn’t all that great, and then the chorus is just one big piece of epic failure. However IZM is actually a lot better. It’s not nearly as fast paced, and the vocals aren’t all that great, but there’s something about it that makes it more enjoyable. The music is a lot better, slower, more refined R&B beats and it utilizes the right amount of synth. That being said, it’s not all that great of a song, I think this is the last time I’ll listen to it. Oh and VERBAL’s vocals were annoying, as usual.
Final Thoughts: How the mighty have fallen. BoA used to be arguably one of the best selling artists, as far as albums were concerned. She began to lose popularity slowly and now it seems like she’s hit rock bottom. Pairing BoA with VERBAL was pointless as well as horrific, although it could have been a lot worse. I just think that this single was a little too rushed, especially after her English album. I mean I just thought it’d be so much better, but it’s just crappy. She could do a lot better, that’s one thing everyone can agree on. At least she tried something different though, although I wish it was more enjoyable.