BoA Action

It’s been a while since we got a real balls-to-the-wall dance bop from BoA. Her last three singles were all midtempos of varying speeds, but nothing that you could really pop your pussy to. She’s not quite ready to make a full-fledged K-pop comeback yet, but she has briefly returned to the dance-pop genre with a special new digital single called “Action,” which is being used to promote some fancy Korean art festival.

“Action’s” got all the bells and whistles of any generic American EDM tune –Flo-rida-esque dance beats, brostep breakdowns, empowering and repetitive lyrics– but it’s done so well that it’s easy to just throw your hands up and surrender, guilt-free. Producer Yoo Young Jin deserves most of the credit for this: He really couldn’t make a bad song if he tried.

If this was BoA’s official comeback single and not just a random one-off release, I wouldn’t be mad.

  • Kris

    Runway ready! TEN! TEN! TEN! Why don’t the fancy designers enlist BoA to make a strutworthy smash instead of people like G-Dragon?

    • leesigh3

      Cause G-Dragon is the biggest solo artist in S.Korea!

      • Kris

        But BoA is just as big as GD and her music is way better.

        • John Norman

          I wish BoA was still as big as GD, but unfortunately you’re a decade too late for that.

  • lildarien

    Agree. Really happy with this.

    • John Norman

      hey i know you!

  • Josh Chinnery


    Even though I love tossing BoA’s Only One and Disturbance in people’s faces when they say that K-Pop is all manufactured, I needs me some more of this BoA in my life.

  • oppar is not yours

    thanks for the props to YYJ. many of kpop fans hate him/don’t understand his music. particularly the younger crowd. but the, erm, mature ones love/like his songs :D

  • Legend X

    Fuck yes, this song is everything. I know it’s supposed to be a throwaway song but it’s so catchy and I’ve just been dying for some new boA material. It’s so fun, free, cute!

  • Suzy Sooyoung

    I fucking LOVE this song more and more with each listen. Its literally SURRENDED and pop ur pussy to it! <3
    But….. Im hopeing SM learn some lessons from the Lee Hyori book and craft a major comeback for this Kween, cause she needs to snatch her throne as the #1 diva!

  • James Smith III

    Yoo Young Jin…please sprinkle your talent some western artist—>they truly need it

  • Not as good as Not Over U but still great.
    Never knew about Yoo Young Jin to be honest, and looking at his track record, wow what a beast. All of SM’s best songs.

  • JB

    I think u get wrong info abt the credit..from the instrumental version this song,all credit goes to BoA it means the original this song composed by BoA and the lyric written by her and co written by YYJ..i think YYJ just spiced up the vocal melody in production..

  • Nicole Naeun

    Loving this!