“Ponytail” by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||Twicecoaster: Lane 1|
|Release Date||October 24th, 2016|
|Songwriter||Lee Sinseong and ZigZag Note|
“Ponytail” is one of Twice’s B-side tracks in their third extended play (EP) album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 1 (stylized as TWICEcoaster: LANE 1). This song was released on October 24th, 2016, through JYP Entertainment and Republic Records with Genie Music as the EP album distributor.
There is a physical release and digital release of “Ponytail” so you can check out this song by buying the Lane 1 EP album. Or, you can also listen to this song by visiting Twice’s official YouTube channel and other various music sites. Check this video out to listen to “Ponytail.”
A video titled “Album Highlight” is filled with an audio snippet of “Ponytail.” Click this video below to see the album highlights.
The Lane 1 EP album has a reissue album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 2. It is Twice’s first reissue album, and it was released on February 20th, 2017. “Ponytail” was also featured in this reissue album and serves as the fourth B-side track out of eight B-side tracks in this Lane 2 album.
Background of “Ponytail”: The Beginning of the Lane 1 EP Album
The story began on October 10th, 2016, when Twice’s agency, JYP Entertainment, announced the upcoming album. On October 11th, 2016, the group released an intro video.
After the release of the intro video, Twice unveiled an album preview on October 12th. They showed the cover, photo books, stickers, photo cards, and a poster. On October 13th, Twice released two images: a tracklist poster and a teaser poster.
The next day on October 14th, Twice uploaded two group photo teasers. On October 15th and 16th, Twice shared four photo teasers. There were two photo teasers that were shared on October 15th featuring members Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, and Mina. And, the other two were shared on October 16th featuring Jihyo, Sana, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.
They also released individual video teasers for each member from October 17th through the 19th. On October 24th, the album was released officially. They released the album physically and digitally through various music sites including YouTube and Spotify.
Story of “Ponytail”: A Rock Song Inspired Track
In the making process of “Ponytail,” Lee Sinseong cooperated with a music production team called ZigZag Note to write the lyrics. ZigZag Note also composed and arranged this song. ZigZag Note composed this song, and they arranged this song by collaborating with Noh Eunjong.
When ZigZag Note composed this song, they really took inspiration from rock songs. No wonder this song is really similar to most rock songs. This song is about how to gain confidence from another person. That other person was simply called “ponytail.” Because that “ponytail” gives motivation to him/her, his/her confidence heavily increases.
MV of “Ponytail”
There’s no music video released for “Ponytail.” The only music video that is available from this EP album is for “TT.”
“Ponytail” Performance: Twiceland Concert in May 2018 and Once Begins, Twice Begins Fan Meeting in October 2020
Twice’s members performed “Ponytail” twice. For the first time, Twice’s members performed “Ponytail” on May 18th, 2018, during one of their Twiceland concerts. That was Twice’s second concert tour with the name “Twiceland Zone 2– Fantasy Park.” They performed this song in Jamsil Arena, Seoul, South Korea. For the second time, Twice performed this song at a fan meeting stage titled “Once Begins, Twice Begins.” It was held on October 6, 2020, as a part of the group’s fifth anniversary. You can watch the group performance by watching these videos here.
“Ponytail” Achievement: 67th on the Gaon Digital Chart
“Ponytail” charted on the Gaon Digital Music Chart with its peak position being 67th. This song charted on this Gaon Chart for a week.