“Be as ONE” (2018) by TWICE
|Album / Mini-album||BDZ|
|Release Date||September 12, 2018|
|Label||Warner Music Japan|
We all know that TWICE is famous for their cheerful concept, but aside from the cheerfulness, there’s a song that can warm the heart through its ballad. Above are lyrics from TWICE’s song “Be as ONE.” This song is one of the tracks on the BDZ album that was released on September 12th, 2018. This is the ninth track on this album.
Background of “Be as ONE”
As one of the tracks for the BDZ album, the “Be as ONE” song spoiler was uploaded on September 9th, 2018, along with the BDZ spoiler video that contains spoilers for other songs on the album.
Before TWICE released their Japanese album, they released the digital single “BDZ” on August 17th, 2018, along with the music video. The album was then released a month after.
Story of “Be as ONE”
As heartwarming as it sounds, the song “Be as ONE” is a song that TWICE meant as a gift for ONCE. “Be as ONE” is an encouraging and thankful song. It conveys the feeling TWICE has for ONCE and how they are going to stay strong as they stand together and encourage one another. In “Be as ONE,” TWICE sings that they can change obstacles into strength because they have ONCE. That’s what ONCE means to TWICE.
As they serenade the song, it gives encouragement not only to ONCE but to other listeners. The lyrics for “Be as ONE” were written by Risa Horie while the composer and producers for this song were Kim Seung Soo and Choi Hyun Jun.
MV of “Be as ONE”
Instead of a MV, TWICE released a documentary video for the song “Be as ONE.” This documentary video was released at the same time as the album on September 12th, 2018. In the documentary video, we can see behind the scene footage of TWICE during their first year debuting in Japan.
At the beginning of the video, we can see the introduction of the members with one scene per member. And, after all of the members are introduced, there’s a sentence for ONCE before the title ONCE appears. The documentary video shows many scenes with TWICE encouraging each other and having interactions with fans through the concert, fansign events, and other events.
“Be as ONE” Performance
As a song that connected TWICE to ONCE, “Be as ONE” is performed quite often during TWICE’s concerts, especially their Japanese Concert. One of the concerts where they performed “Be as ONE” was their Dream Day Concert that was held in Tokyo Dome in March 2019.
As a song that was released for ONCE, “Be as ONE” was also released in a Korean version as a part of The Year of Yes special repackaged album. It is the third track of the album. The lyrics for the Korean version of “Be as One” were written by Lee Ha Jin, Kim Seung Soo, Choi Hyun Jun, and Risa Horie, while the composer and producer remained the same as the Japanese version.
Not only was it performed at the Japan concert but “Be as One” was also performed during TWICE Twicelight World Tour Concert that was held from 2019 until 2020.