updated 23 July 2011, 6PM. crossposted from tumblr.
UPDATE! BoA and Daichi Miura actually sang this on Daichi’s Gravity tour, and the mic balance was much better! We get to hear Daichi’s voice and see his face much more equally. Also, there was more artist interaction.. like actually looking into each other’s eyes.. what?! And moving towards each other! And ad-libbed vocalizations! I think I’m developing a crush on Mr. Miura.
Live BoA and Daichi Miura are so, so, so good.
There is such a difference between how Korean idols are treated in Korea and in Japan. BoA is not tricked out in some weird makeup and forced to do ‘catchy choreo’. She can be herself, and really just let her voice shine instead of having to rely on other artificialities, and the end result is spectacular, if anything, much better than her Korean repertoire.
Same goes for TVXQ.. it’s the reason why I like their Japanese albums so much better than their Korean counterparts.
Extra: I’ve always heard that BoA was amazing in live perfomances. When she was promoting Hurricane Venus, I didn’t feel anything. But.. this duet.. though this was BoA’s album, Daichi should have gotten better sound engineering and more equality in the head-shots in the music video and in BoA’s tour; however good BoA is, it’s a duet, and Daichi is the perfect partner, and I’m glad Daichi got it his way in his tour, at least (damn you, S.M. EVERYTHING IS NOT A COMPETITION!).
The music video made for Possibility was also amazing, in its artistry and thought process. Even though I don’t understand Japanese, the music video elucidated me on the subject of the song much better than any spoken words could. So much so I made two gifsets (one, two) on tumblr instead of Onew Sangtae.