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Share the warm love with SMTOWN!
Release of SMTOWN Winter Album ‘07 WINTER SMTOWN’
on the 7th!
SMTOWN’s new winter album, the best of all season albums, ’07 WINTER SMTOWN’, will be released on December 7. This winter album contains a variety of different styles and characteristics of 40 artists of S.M. Entertainment including KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, The Grace, Super Junior, Zhang Li Yin, Girls’ Generation, Chu Ga Yeol, Song Kwang Sik, Hyun Jin, Hee bon, Isak, and Ahyoomee.
The album includes total 12 fantastic songs such as the warm pop ballad, ‘Only Love’, ‘WINTER WONDERLAND’ which brings out KANGTA’s rhythmical vocal, ‘On DECEMBER 27th’ with BoA’s exotic sensibility, ‘Evergreen’, the song created by the members of TVXQ!, and Super Junior’s exciting dance tune, ‘First Snow,’ and these will mesmerize many music fans this winter.
The warm title song with the love for children - ‘Only Love’
The title song, ‘Only Love’ is a pop ballad that gives hope and courage to the listeners with rich chorus of 38 SMTOWN artists and the beautiful lyric which has the meaning of ‘love is the only thing what children who were excluded from the eyes of the world need, it will bring strong impression to the listener.
Especially, ‘Only Love’ will be used as the theme song of Korea Children’s Foundation (formerly Korea Welfare Foundation) and 5% of the album sales will be donated to the foundation that it will become a meaningful opportunity to listen to great music and share the warmth of love.
The touch of artists made the special album even more
- BoA’s ‘On December 27th’ and TVXQ!’s ‘Evergreen’
BoA wrote the lyric for ‘On December 27th’, and this pop ballad with exotic taste will bring the essence of ballad through the wonderful combination of the Irish style arrangement, sound and melody line with BoA’s powerful vocal.
Also, TVXQ!’s ‘Evergreen’ is going to be presented as a special gift to the fans for it brings great harmony with the melody led by guitar and strings on top of piano arpeggio and it is the second song Micky composed and the first song MAX wrote the lyric of.
Exciting Winter Songs
- Super Junior’s ‘First Snow’,
- Girls’ Generation’s ‘Love Melody’
“First Snow” contains Super Junior’s unique cheerful charms and it is this winter’s best house dance tune which combined the exciting house rhythm, elegant string section, and the sweet harmony of Super Junior with the elegant melody line. This is the first time Girls’ Generation participated in the SMTOWN album, and their song, ‘Love Melody’, is a pop dance tune that brings the ambience of winter with the impressive lyric that describes how girls feel before declaring their love.
Carols with new taste sung by The Grace, Zhang Li Yin and Hyun Jin
This album also contains carols that are quite popular around the world that a winter album must have. The Grace’s medley of 2 songs, ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas & Feliz Navidad’ gives a different taste through the rich harmony and the crossover arrangement combining bossa nova and Latin rhythm, and Hyun Jin’s ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, recreated into a standard jazz song as well as ‘Oh Holy Night’ which brings out Zhang Li Yin’s refined vocal through the classy and calm ambience will bring different taste and charms to music fans.
Other than that, ‘07 WINTER SMTOWN’ also contains ‘WINTER WONDERLAND’ which doubles the delight by combining the swing beat and KANGTA’s rhythmical vocal, ‘When snow scatters...’ by Chu Ga Yeoul who sang about the restless and fluttering heart toward the first love through the memory of a snowing day, ‘Christmas of Childhood’ where the jazz pianist Song Gwang-Sik depicted the childhood memories in a fairy tale, and also TVXQ!’s ‘Traveling’ that was released as digital single in September and has been popular since then.
With the release of album on the 7th, ‘07 WINTER SMTOWN’ will be also available at professional music site SORIBADA (www.soribada.com) and mobile music portal service iple4862(SKT 4862+NATE/ KTF 4862+SHOW(magicⓝ)/ LGT 4862+ez-i).