SM Entertainment has revealed that they will be releasing a new SMTOWN Winter album, the first since 2007, on December 13th. The album will be titled, "2011 SMTOWN Winter [The Warmest Gift]" and will include songs from Kangta, BoA, TVXQ!, TRAX, THE GRACE DANA & SUNDAY, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), Zhang Li Yin and J-min.
The album will include 11 songs, including 7 new songs and 4 covers (such as "Last Christmas" and "Sleigh Ride"). The title track, "Santa U Are The One", will feature Super Junior, who portray Santa Clause, carrying presents. The lyrics of the song describe how Santa is the "greatest for bringing the world joy and presents". SMTOWN revealed that the "cute lyrics, quick rhythm and melody" will showcase a very Christmas atmosphere. With Super Junior's " bright and cheerful voice", the atmosphere of the song is sure to be very jolly.
TVXQ's song, "Sleigh Ride" is described to be a very "light swing rhythm accompanied by [an] orchestra's grandeur and big band's powerful charm". SHINee's song, "Last Christmas", is said to "feature SHINee's own unique color and dreamlike and powerful charms of synthpop".
Girls' Generation will be expressing warm and happy feelings throughout their song, "Diamond". f(x) is said to be "[working] with Peppertones for winter songs "1, 2, 3", which features Peppertone's own bright and healthy music colour with [a] cute and lovely atmosphere".
BoA will be releasing a new track, titled, "Distance", which is an R&B ballad "featuring simple rhythm, dreamlike piano melody [with a] mournful and graceful voice". Kangta will also be gracing the album with his track, "For The First Time" which is an "acoustic ballad which reminisces about the days with [a] woman he [once] loved".
SMTOWN released a statement saying, "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."
Are you looking forward to this SMTOWN packed album?