THE FACE: Information + Tie-Up Songs

「Sweet Impact」: “I tried to tell a story of a girl who is passionately in love. I think especially women are susceptible to changes when they’re in love.” BoA added that she had Michael Jackson aka her favorite artist in mind while shooting the video clip of the song.
「My Way, Your Way feat.WISE」: This is the first collaboration between the two artists. BoA says that she loves WISE’s rap and that he makes the song more “mature”
LOSE YOUR MIND feat. Yutaka Furukawa from DOPING PANDA: BoA and Yutaka met during m-flo’s live tour. She loved the way he played guitar. When she was preparing her LOSE YOUR MIND single, she suggested that he plays the Guitar in the song which -in her opinion- made the song more edgy and powerful.
「Girl In A Mirror」: BoA composed the song 2 years ago, during Girls On Top era more specifically. So, that explains the “Hip-Hop” style of the song. BoA says ” Even after two years, this song sounds cool, ne?”
「LOVE LETTER」 : BoA wrote this song along with Watanabe Natsumi. BoA says ” I hope that everyone would confess their feelings by sending a love letter, not an email *laughs*”
「ギャップにやられた!」: The idea of the song came to BoA after a discussion with her staff. She asked someone if he thinks that his wife is the ideal wife, he said “No!, I fell in a trap!” The song tells a story of a girl who fell in love with a man who didn’t turn to be her “ideal” man so, ギャップにやられた!
「Style」: This was going to be the B-Side of be with you. , but when BoA heard the final arrangements of the son she changed her mind. She said it was too good that she wanted it in her Album. Style was replaced by precious as be with you.’s coupling song.
「Smile Again」 : When BoA was writing the song, she was so tired that her eyes would automatically close! But, then, she was encouraged and finished writing the song. The composer of the song was impressed by the lyrics. He says” These words made me realize what I represent in this world”
BoA has mentioned that ‘THE FACE’ is the album(up till now) that she participated so much in the productions stages. Whether it is to select songs for listeners or for the style that she likes, she really tried to involve herself in all of the productions. For us, this album has the strongest feeling of ‘she and us'(the most intimate) out of all the albums thus far. Will ‘THE FACE’ be BoA’s greatest masterpiece to come? The answer depends on you.
Tie-Ups/Theme Songs
AGGRESSIVE was used in Mod’s Hair Paris’ latest CM featuring BoA herself.
Sweet Impact was used in KOSE FASIO’s latest CM featuring BoA
be with you. was used as a theme song for the Japanese film, “Inu to Watashi no 10 no Yakusoku.” The film is set to be releasedin March 2008
LOSE YOUR MIND appeared on TOSHIBA W55T TV Commercials featuring BoA
“Happy Birthday” is used on the Toshiba W56T (A Cell phone) TV commercials which BoA herself will appear on.
Diamond Heart was used for the CM of Toshiba W53T, featuring BoA herself.
LOVE LETTER was used as background song as well as a Japanese TV Program during September
while Smile Again was used as the theme song of the Japanese Drama Doyo Wide Gekijo
“Best Friend” will be featured as the ending theme song for the show “THE・Sunday” on the Nippon Television Network until March 30th.
We can see that the promotion of this Album is solid. Hoping that the Album does decently on charts.

16 Responses to THE FACE: Information + Tie-Up Songs

  1. Aizmov says:

    this album is definetly MUCH better than MI20 IMO
    though the pre-release promotion wasn’t as strong =/
    i haven’t seen any pictures of these cars that should be running around shibuya promoting the album so far =/
    there is no that BIG ad of her album in the highest building in Shibuya (( 092 )) as the one we had for MI20
    moreover, all the singers are having dropping in the albu, sale… add to that the ” early leak “, although in japan downloading album doesn’t have THAT effect people still buy CDs ((but not as before because they use mobile services now))

  2. zyerie says:

    though the album this time aint dat great as i expected…but still
    i like some of the songs..and actually kinda cool to read these infoz…
    most of her songs are used for adz..not bad at all..

  3. boamyjewel says:

    Yup, Why did it leak?
    I’m buying this album!!! XD

    Where did Karimu get this news?

  4. VnikkiR says:

    Seriously though, what’s with all the leaks? She’s not the only artist to have her album leak ahead of the album’s release schedule. I personally think that it does affect sales, though not as significantly with hardcore fans who would DL just to hear it first, but buy it later to support their fave artist. Cuz when it’s out there, some people don’t have that incentive to buy. I def admit that I’ve been a pirate with Asian music (argieee!) but that’s cuz it’s such a hassle for me to order stuff online that’s super uber expensive, so I wouldn’t buy something without knowing I’d love it and it’s worth it XD

    That’s a lot of promo stuff (o.O) How do you think she’s gonna do in sales?

  5. VnikkiR says:

    It’s #1 on Oricon this week right?

  6. aizmov says:

    #1 for 3 days so far she is SURLY getting #1 for the week
    so far she sold over 70,000 copies

  7. Ninpon says:

    ohh its great to hear that the sales are good … but i dont get why she doesnt make new PV’s for her albums :S

    i think its one of the best ways to promote for an album

    anyways i hope the albums stays at the top of the charts for a long time 😀

  8. jefry says:

    Do you think it’s possible for THE FACE to stay at the top of oricon chart for 2 weeks? like VALENTI and love & honesty.

  9. boamyjewel says:

    Hmm I don’t think so, but hopefully yeah,
    THE FACE is awesome! you know? LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it
    I gave 9.4 out of 10 in my blog hehehe

  10. Aizmov says:

    no, i doubt she is getting #1 for the next week, she won’t even sell over 50K if you asked me, around 45K second week is the number in my mind… unless there is NO NEW ALBUM THAT WILL SELL THAT MUCH i see her in #2 or #3 maybe or even less if there are much new ” good ” albums

  11. karimu says:

    I think she’ll end up in top 3 on the second week. BoA is a pretty consistent seller. I think THE FACE will sell around 290k-300k if you ask me 😀

  12. karimu says:

    ^ I was just kidding. I’m afraid it just might not break 200k :S

  13. aizmov says:

    well, look at Yuna’s first album sales and her second album sales, at least BoA didn’t FLOP as she did XD

  14. karimu says:

    THE FACE’s singles sold an average of 30k and the album sold over 110,00 on its first week, that’s actually very good!

    I think releasing the album in 3 versions really helped the sales!!

  15. aizmov says:

    she will have a spring single around her tour i am sure
    and it won’t do well as well…
    it will be another uncreative pop tune
    she must constrait on her stuff… collaboration with Ken Hirai as she mentioned a year ago can make her go UP for a while

  16. karimu says:

    ^Ken Hirai won’t help her! He’s flopping just like she does, even worse!! XD

    But I think it would be nice to hear them together 😀

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