SM Artists Come Together for First Winter Album in Four Years
Your favorite SM artists are coming together to spread the holiday cheer.
SM Entertainment, which houses artists like Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, BoA, will release a winter album 2011 SMTOWN Winter-The Warmest Gift for the first time in four years on December 13.
It′s been four years since the agency released its last winter album in 2007, and artists BoA, TVXQ, Trax, Dana, Sunday, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), Zhang Li Yin and J-min have all lent their talent for the new release. The fact that the album contains music that caters to each artist’s individual personality is sure to excite fans.
The album contains a total of 11 songs, including seven new tracks and four remake tracks of Christmas classics like Last Christmas and Sleigh Ride, which fans can enjoy throughout the holiday season.
An English version of the album will be released as well, as an expression of gratitude to music fans worldwide by the agency’s artists, who have been enjoying incredible popularity on a world tour that began in Seoul and made stops in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, New York and Shanghai, under SM Entertainment’s global brand power.
In accordance with the album title, The Warmest Gift, Super Junior has taken on the role of the gift-giving Santa Claus through track Santa U Are The One, which boasts cute lyrics and a cheerful melody that is sure to keep the Christmas spirit alive.
TVXQ’s Sleigh Ride is a song that features a cheerful swing rhythm and big band, orchestral sound that conveys the excitement of the holiday season. SHINee’s remake of Last Christmas is a synthpop-inspired, electronic dance track that highlights the group’s distinct color.
Diamond is a standard pop track that Girls’ Generation brings to life with its unique charm, while f(x)’s Peppertones-produced 1, 2, 3 is a cute and loveable winter song.
BoA’s Distance is an R&B ballad with a simple rhythm and phantasmal feel that is sad, yet refined. For the First Time is an acoustic ballad that highlights Kangta’s sweet voice and causes one to recall the times spent with the woman he loves.
A rerecorded version of Like A Dream from Trax’s third mini album that is well-suited for the winter season, Zhang Li Yin’s remake of classic The First Noel, as well as Dana and Sunday’s pop ballad Amazing and J-min’s remake of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Happy X-Mas are also included on the 11-track winter album that is already garnering a lot of interest.
The winter album will also be released in Japan on December 14.
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