“Ice Cream” by TWICE
|Album / Mini-album||TWICEcoaster: LANE 2|
|Release Date||February 20, 2017|
|Songwriter||Kim Chang-rak and Han Kyung-soo|
|Composer||Kim Chang-rak,Han Kyung-soo, and Choi Han-seol|
“Ice Cream” is a song from Twice. This song was recorded in 2016 and 2017. It was released as the first sidetrack in their first reissued album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 2 (stylized as TWICEcoaster: LANE 2). The release of “Ice Cream” was on February 20th, 2017, through JYP Entertainment and Republic Records. Twicecoaster: Lane 2 is a reissue album of Twice’s third extended play (EP) album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 1.
There is a lead single and eight sidetracks in this reissue album, and as the first sidetrack, “Ice Cream” is put right after the lead single “Knock Knock” in the tracklist. You can listen to “Ice Cream” by grabbing the Lane 2 physical album. You can also listen to this song digitally through various music sites and Twice’s official YouTube channel. Stream “Ice Cream” through the video below.
Background of “Ice Cream”
JYP Entertainment made an official announcement on February 2nd, 2017 through a teaser image with “Knock Knock” text. Through that teaser, the agency confirmed that Twice would release their first reissue album of Twicecoaster: Lane 1 with its reissue album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 2. The Lane 2 album would be released eighteen days later on February 20th, 2017.
Meanwhile, the physical release consists of more than nine tracks. It consists of thirteen tracks. There are nine tracks that are the same as the digital release, and also there are four additional tracks specially made for the physical release. Those additional tracks are one remix from TAK for “TT” and three instrumental versions of “Like Ooh-Ahh,” “Cheer Up,” and “TT.” Take a look at the picture below to see the tracklist.
After the release of the tracklist poster, the agency also released the group concept images and individual teaser images for every member. They were released for four days straight from February 13th until the 16th. On the next day, on February 17th and 18th, two music video teasers for the lead single “Knock Knock” were also released.
Finally, on February 20th, the Lane 2 album and the “Knock Knock” music video was officially released. The physical album and the digital album were both released on the same day, February 20th, 2017.
Story of “Ice Cream:” Melting Someone’s Heart Like an Ice Cream
Actually, the original title for “Ice Cream” in Korean is “녹아요” (read: nogayo) which means “melts away” or “melting.” So, basically, “Ice Cream” was originally titled “Melting.” The lyric writers for “Ice Cream” were Kim Chang-rak and Han Kyung-soo. Apart from being the lyric writers, both of them also composed and arranged this song with Choi Han-seol and Pink Hound as additional members for the composing and the arranging team.
“Ice Cream” is a track with a very slow beat. This song is about loving someone more than anything else. He/she wants that person’s heart to melt like ice cream by saying words, giving smiles, and telling that person that they love him/her.
MV of “Ice Cream”
There’s no music video released for “Ice Cream.” The only music video that is available from the Lane 2 album is for “Knock Knock” and “TT” as the lead single from the Lane 1 album, the original one.
“Ice Cream” Performance: Performed Four Times From March 2017 Until March 2021
Twice members performed “Ice Cream” several times in one of their concerts and their fan meeting. Their first performance was when they did their fan meeting in Parn Studio on March 12th, 2017.
Their second performance was when they held their first concert ever, called Twiceland– The Opening. They performed this song at The Opening encore concert on June 17th until 18th, 2019, at Jamsil Arena, Seoul, South Korea. Because there’s no choreography made for “Ice Cream,” the members performed this song at the fan meeting while sitting or while waving to Onces and walking around the stage at the concert. You can see their performances in the fan meeting and The Opening encore concert by clicking the fan-made videos here.
They even performed “Ice Cream” a while after Lane 2 was officially released. On January 5th, 2020, Twice performed “Ice Cream” at the 34th Golden Disc Awards. They performed “Ice Cream” and “Feel Special” at the award ceremony. A year later, on March 24th, 2021, when Mina celebrated her 24th birthday, she sang this song. It was shown through a VLive broadcast on Mina’s birthday.
“Ice Cream” Achievements: Top 18 in World Digital Song Sales
“Ice Cream” has charted on several song charts. For more details, check the table below for the song’s peak positions on every chart.
|Billboard World Digital Song Sales||18|
|Gaon Digital Music Chart||19|