K-pop soloist BoA makes a fierce return with new mini-album ‘Forgive Me’

It's the K-pop veteran's first music since her tenth studio album ‘Better’ in 2020

Veteran K-pop singer BoA has made her long-awaited return with her third mini-album ‘Forgive Me’, alongside a powerful music video for its title track.

On November 22 at 6PM KST, BoA unveiled the music video for ‘Forgive Me’, the lead single from her brand-new mini-album of the same name, now out. The fierce new visual features the singer performing to the rock-tinged track’s choreography in a decrepit warehouse. She sits atop a long dinner table in other shots, singing along to the new single.

Stop your ham-fisted moves / Scales are going back and forth / I was just being a bit nice / You got greedy, so get lost,” BoA chants menacingly in the chorus.

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‘Forgive Me’ also includes four B-side tracks, namely ‘Zip’, ‘Sketch’, ‘After Midnight’ and ‘Hope’. It arrives almost two years after BoA’s tenth Korean-language studio album ‘Better’ was released in December 2020.

The singer has spent much of 2020 and 2021 as a judge on the hit South Korean TV dance competition series Street Woman Fighter and Street Man Fighter. BoA is also currently the host of K-909, a newly-launched weekly music programme.

Back in December 2021, BoA was revealed as a member of SM Entertainment’s all-female rotational supergroup Girls On Top. She debuted in the act’s first unit, GOT The Beat, with the single ‘Step Back’ in January.

Girls On Top
Girls On Top CREDIT: SM Entertainment

Apart from BoA, GOT The Beat comprised the main vocalists and dancers from every girl group under SM, including Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Red Velvet’s Wendy and Seulgi, and aespa’s Winter and Karina. In an interview with NME, Karina shared that her experience working with the agency’s senior artists had been “beyond anything I could have ever imagined”.

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BoA first made her debut as a singer in South Korea at the age of 14 in 2000, though she soon shifted her focus to the Japanese market after finding success there. She has released ten Korean-language studio albums and nine Japanese-language studio albums to date, along with a self-titled English-language album. Some of BoA’s biggest hits include ‘Atlantis Princess’, ‘Only One’ and ’Kiss My Lips’, among many others.

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