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SMTOWN’s Warm Present for Global Music Fans!
2011 SMTOWN Winter [The Warmest Gift] will be Released on the 13th!
SMTOWN’s winter album, 2011 SMTOWN Winter [The Warmest Gift], will be released on the 13th.
It has been four years since SMTOWN released winter album in 2007. In addition, since all the SMTOWN artists including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, TRAX, THE GRACE DANA & SUNDAY, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), Zhang Li Yin and J-min participated in the album, this assorted gift set is predicted to fascinate music fans.
Also, this album includes a total of 11 songs including 7 new songs and 4 covers such as world famous carols like ‘Last Christmas,’ ‘Sleigh ride,’ etc., so it is enough to meet warm music gift for the winter as well as Christmas season.
Especially SMTOWN has proved its global brand power and artists’ tremendous popularity once again through world tour concerts in Seoul, LA, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Shanghai, etc. Therefore, in return for global music fans’ support, all the songs in the album are recorded in English.
Pursuant to the title of the album, ‘The Warmest Gift,’ Super Junior is selected as Santa who carries presents. The lyrics of the title song ‘Santa U Are The One’ is about how Santa is the greatest for bringing the world joy and presents. With cute lyrics and quick rhythm and melody, it gives Christmas atmosphere and Super Junior’s bright and cheerful voice doubles the atmosphere of the song.
Also, TVXQ!’s ‘Sleigh ride’ has a light swing rhythm accompanied by the orchestra’s grandeur and big band’s powerful charm to express brilliance and excitement for Christmas. SHINee’s electronic dance music, ‘Last Christmas,’ features SHINee’s own unique color and dreamlike and powerful charms of synthpop.
Moreover, Girls’ Generation expressed warm and happy feelings of winter through standard pop music, ‘Diamond.’ Following the song ‘Stand up!’ from the 1st album, f(x) once again worked with Peppertones for winter song ‘1,2,3’ which features Peppertones’ own bright and healthy music color with cute and lovely atmosphere.
In addition, BoA’s new song, ‘Distance,’ is a R&B ballad featuring simple rhythm, dreamlike piano melody and mournful and graceful voice. Kangta’s ‘For The First Time’ is an acoustic ballad which reminisces about the days with woman he loved and he sings about love he received from her.
The album also contains the English version of TRAX’s ‘Like A Dream’ from their 3rd mini album, Zhang Li Yin’s cover version of ‘The First Noel,’ THE GRACE DANA & SUNDAY’s pop ballad ‘Amazing’ and J-min’s remake version of ‘Happy X-Mas (Original version by John Lennon and Yoko Ono)’ so 11 songs of various genres are expected to receive an explosive response.
Meanwhile, 2011 SMTOWN Winter [The Warmest Gift] will be released in Japan as well on December 14th.