BoA Answers Fan Questions About Her Music, Longevity, And Public Image
On February 19, BoA held a V Live broadcast to promote her upcoming comeback with “One Shot, Two Shot” and communicate with her fans.
During the broadcast she answered fan questions like, “What is something you cannot give up?” BoA answered, “Everyone always expects good music and good performances from me, so I think that it’s my duty as a singer and performer to deliver them. I work hard to leave a good impression on people who are kind enough to show an interest in me.”
When asked about what drove her to keep working in this industry, she said, “First, this is the work I love. It’s the work I love and it’s a kind of work where I can receive love. I think it’s a great fortune to be able to do the work you love and be loved for it, so I always think I should be grateful when I perform. So you could say that my driving force is all of you.”
She then picked the thing she most wanted to hear from her fans. “Recently there are comments saying, ‘BoA, you should do everything you want to do,'” she shared. “I think there’s a lot of meanings contained in this one phrase and I’m really grateful. I realized that in the future no matter what I do there will be people supporting me, so I liked hearing that.”
The singer also talked about being misunderstood by the public as a celebrity figure. “I don’t have a strong heart,” she said. “I get nervous a lot, and I said on a show once that I had stage fright. I’m working hard to overcome this, but I think that it’s better than before. I’ve started thinking stuff like, ‘Well, I’m human so I can make mistakes.’ When I think this, the burden of going up on stage decreases a little.”
She continued, “A lot of people think of my image as calm after they saw me as a judge and representative on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ but in real life I joke around and tease a lot. The music video for ‘NEGA DOLA’ contains a lot of my real personality.”
BoA returns with the mini album “One Shot, Two Shot” on February 20 at 6 p.m. KST.