Stronger (2019) by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||&Twice|
|Release Date||November 19, 2019|
Continuing the success achieved by Twice with their debut in Japan, Warner Music Japan as the label responsible for all the promotional activities and Twice albums in Japan released another album. This time, Twice released &Twice (pronounced “and Twice”) as their 2nd Japanese album two years after debuting in Japan. The second track titled “Stronger” included in that album is the song that we are going to discuss here. Let’s find out more about this song by reading the article below.
Here is the full audio version of Twice’s “Stronger” uploaded on Twice’s Official YouTube Account.
Background of “Stronger”
“Stronger” by Twice was not only included and released as part of Twice’s 2nd Japanese album &Twice, but this song was also included in the repackage edition after &Twice released alongside the new song titled “Swing”.
At first, in the album titled &Twice released by Warner Music Japan on November 19th, 2019, “Stronger” was set as the second track together with the other 9 songs including the lead single, “Fake & True”. But, then, three months later, on February 5th, 2020, Warner Music Japan released the repackage edition of the album which also included “Stronger” as the third track. The repackage edition was also released in two versions: a standard edition that consists of 11 songs and 2 bonus tracks for a total of 13 songs, and a first press limited edition DVD that consists of 3 special videos.
“Stronger” by Twice was released both in a digital and physical version on November 19th, 2019. The lead single, “Fake & True” was pre-released a month earlier on October 18th, 2019, together with the official music video uploaded on Twice’s Official Japanese YouTube Channel.
Also, with the release of this album, Twice held a tour in Japan to promote it.
Here are some of the photo teasers of Twice’s 2nd Japanese album &Twice where “Stronger” is included.
The Group Photo Teaser
Story of “Stronger”
“Ready, ready go… Keep it going on… Never, never stop… Keep it going on,” is the first verse of the lyrics that you will hear when listening to “Stronger” by Twice. From the lyrics, you can already see what kind of story and message Twice try to tell their fans and people through the song.
Just like the title “Stronger”, the lyrics show and tell us to always be strong and never give up on anything. There is no reason for you to give up and stop trying and doing what you have been through because you can do it. Life might be hard and difficult, but it does not mean you can just give up like that.
There are a lot of other things that you can do. Also, rather than just doing nothing, you can focus on doing the things that you can do and feel confident about, like the part of the lyrics that follows: “More than doing anything, Let’s do things that we can do, Show courage to take a step forwards, Make your wish upon a star…”
Released as part of the Japanese album &Twice, of course, most people who worked on this album were Japanese. Eri Osanai was the one in charge of writing the lyrics to “Stronger”. While the composers who made the music were Masaki Iehara and SunHee, with Masaki Iehara also working as the arranger.
MV of “Stronger”
Both Warner Music Japan and JYP Entertainment never released an official MV for “Stronger” by Twice. They only released the full audio version of “Stronger” that has been uploaded on Twice’s Official YouTube Account. And since it was first uploaded on November 19th, 2019, on YouTube, the audio version of “Stronger” has gained 378,811 views with 12,543 likes.
Here are the lyrics of “Stronger” by Twice.
Even though it was part of the second Japanese album that Twice released two years after making their debut in Japan, both the album &Twice, and the second track “Stronger”, can be considered successful. The album was ranked Number 1 on the Oricon Album Chart when it was first released and has sold 80,563 copies of the physical version. While “Stronger”, has sold over 90,000 units in Japan which made it the first non-single track from Twice’s 2nd Japanese album &Twice to have reached this achievement.