be with you. is BoA‘s 26th Japanese Single. It will be released in a CD only format one week before her 6th Japanese Album THE FACE. The title track was used as a theme song for the Japanese film, “Inu to Watashi no 10 no Yakusoku.”
The piano introduction of be with you. is really beautiful, though it has nothing to do with the actual melody of the song! I was impressed -again!- with BoA’s voice during the verses, very pure and touching. It’s kinda similar to her vocals in Kimi no Tonari de, isn’t it? The chorus, in the other hand, sounds sorta off…? It’s like it was suppose to be a chorus of another song :p Regardless, it’s uplifting and dramatic. Heading to the bridge, nothing special but I like it! The song ends with beautiful piano sounds…again. 8/10
precious is similar to be with you.… -same composer/arranger?- The song is boring, even more boring than Smile Again! I was like “Dear God, when will this song end..??” And t the engrish phrases don’t help either Despite that, the song is sung beautifully and the instrumentals are cool. Thanks God this isn’t included in her Album. 6/10
Probably the weakest single since she released her Best-Of complination. Both songs can get very boring after a few listens, though be with you. can have longer (life) with the Album boost.
note: Why in the HELL do BoA’s singles leak so early????