Details about The Next Nation’s Girl Group of K-POP, TWICE
TWICE (Hangul: 트와이스) is a girl group under the management of JYP Entertainment formed through reality show Sixteen. TWICE has quite the talented members Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. They debuted on October 25th, 2015 and gained fame with the release of their single “Cheer Up.” TWICE is famous for the unique individual character of the members and their signature charm.
In this article, Channel-Korea will give you a rundown of everything about TWICE’s iconic debut and their comeback compilation in Korea. So, stay tuned and scroll down this article.
Debut on Zombie Apocalypse Time With “Like Ooh Ahh”
TWICE’s song “Like Ohh Ahh” (Hangul: OOH-AHH하게), written by Black Eyed Pilseung and Sam Lewis was released on October 20th, 2015. This song is defined as a colorful pop dance track with hip-hop, rock, and R&B. The concept of this song contains run-down hospitals full of zombies while TWICE members are dancing and singing ignoring them, but by the end of the track, one of the zombies turns into a human as a result of hearing his own heartbeat. The song “Like Ohh Ahh,” which is basically a love song telling the story of how to get love, attracted more than 46 viewers during the first six months of its release. Their video clip shows them dancing alongside zombies making it even more interesting to watch. This viewership record made TWICE to be the most-viewed rookie music video of 2015. TWICE took the top position in several music charts both national and international, including third place on March 12’s Inkigayo and second place on Soompi Music Chart at that time. This is such a fantastic achievement!
Comeback as Cheerleaders in “Cheer Up”
This song was also written by Black Eyed Pilseung, the same as “Like Ohh Ahh.” TWICE’s song “Cheer Up” was released on April 26th, 2016, and won several awards after its initial release, including an award at the Melon Music Awards and an award at the MNet Asian Music Awards.
In the music video, all the members of TWICE are wearing outfits from popular movies. Sana is wearing Sailor Moon costume, Nayeon looks like Sidney Prescott from the Scream movie series, Mina looks the same as Itsuki Fujii from Love Letter, next, Tzuyu is copying Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, also Jeongyeon is Faye Wong from Chungking Express. Momo is imitating an action heroine reminiscent of the Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, Jihyo is wearing a cheerleader outfit that is similar to the one from the movie Bring It On, next, Chaeyoung is a cowgirl from various different Western movies, especially A Fistful of Dollars, and Dahyun is the Hwang Jini from the movie Hwang Jin Yi. During the group’s dancing scenes, TWICE members are cheerleaders in a football and basketball stadium. They have also shot some dancing scenes in front of a party house wearing casual outfits. The song itself is about a girl who is cheering up her boyfriend, waiting for him to tell her that he loves her while she herself is also struggling to open up her heart to him. The song represents a complicated love situation that actually is a common real-life phenomenon nowadays.
Comeback with a Halloween Theme in “TT”
This song was released on October 24th, 2016, showing TWICE members wearing Halloween costumes, such as a devil, a vampire, Pinocchio, and other Halloween-themed cosplay. TWICE always still show cute dance moves with addicting music and the song “TT” is no exception. This catchy song is telling the story of the frustration and exhaustion in a failed relationship which is compared to the crying emoticon in an online chat.
Comeback with a Sleep Over Theme in “Knock Knock”
This song was written by Shim Eun-jee, Lee Woo-min “Collapsedone,” and Mayu Wakisaka, and was released on February 20th, 2017, as the album’s lead single. TWICE, who are always keen on showcasing a catchy song and unique dance moves, are wearing casual outfits while having a snowball fight and enjoying a slumber party. Even the founder of JYP Entertainment, Park Jin-young made a brief appearance in the music video. The song is about a girl who really admires the boy next door.
Comeback as Supernatural High School Girls in “Signal”
The song “Signal,” written by Park Jin-young and co-composed by Park and Kairos, was released on May 15th, 2017. In the music video, we can see all the members in a brand new concept, namely the concept of having a superpower. Such is Nayeon who can reverse time, then Jeongyeon who has the power of time freezing, Momo has the super speed power, Sana has the invisibility power, Jihyon has X-ray vision, Mina has the power of hypnotism, Dahyun has duplication power, Chaeyeong has telekinesis power, and then Tzuyu has the strength power. At the end of the music video, all TWICE members become aliens. The song tells the story of a girl who is trying to signal the boy she likes.
Comeback as Instagram Holics on “Likey”
The song “Likey” was also composed by Black Eyed Pilseung who previously made three of their most popular songs (“Cheer Up,” “Like Ooh Ahh,” and “TT”) since their debut, and Jeon Gun. “Likey,” which was mainly shot in Canada, also said to promote tourism, was released on October 20th, 2017. TWICE members are playing around the Sunset Beach roller hockey rink with the background of Granville Island and the ocean. Some spots also featured in the music video are Gastown alley and Maple Tree Square, Alley Oop, Stanley Park’s Hallelujah Point, Gastown Steam Clock, Angel Hand-Paintes Fashions store, White Rock Pier, Steveston’s Marine Garage, and the SkyTrain. This catchy song from TWICE is about a girl who has a serious crush on a boy and would very much like to show her love for him.
Comeback as Sweet and Lovely Girls in “Heart Shaker”
This song was released on December 11th, 2017, written by the music production team Galactika (Hangul: 별들의전쟁) and co-composed by David Amber and Sean Alexander. The music video for “Heart Shaker” was shot in a store-like shooting location. They are all dressed in outfits including long-sleeved T-shirts and a pair of jeans. “Heart Shaker” sounds like a heavy dance track with a retro vibe to it. This typical TWICE song is about saying and revealing love and making sure that only he can shake her love enthusiasm.
Comeback as Leading Movie Actresses in “What is Love?”
“What is Love,” written and composed by Park Jin-young, who previously produced “Signal,” was released on April 9th, 2018. In this music video, TWICE members are portraying characters from some popular movies. Mia is portraying a character from The Princess Diaries, Jeongyeon and Sana are Molly and Sam from Ghost, Mina and Dahyun are portraying Vic and Matthieu from La Boum, Sana and Tzuyu are portraying Mia and Vincent from Pulp Fiction, Jeongyeon and Tzuyu are portraying Romeo and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, Jihyo and Jeongyeon are Itsuki/Hiroko and male Itsuki from Love Letter, Momo and Tzuyu are portraying Mia and Sebastian from La La Land, and Dahyun and Chaeyoung are portraying Léon and Mathilda from Leon: the Professional. This song is about a person who is questioning the meaning of love.
Comeback with a Castaway Theme in “Dance The Night Away”
This song, which is written by Wheesung, was released on July 9th, 2018. This music video was shot in Okinawa Beach and it shows TWICE members wearing beach outfits while enjoying, washing up, and playing around the beach. This interesting song has a summer vibe and a groovy pop dance sound. “Dance the Night Away” tells a story of dancing and enjoying under the moonlight.
Comeback as Circus Performers in “Yes or Yes”
“Yes or Yes” was released on November 5th, 2018, and written by Sim Eun-jee and composed by David Amber and Andy Love. The music video is arguably said to contain a pro-rape concept, but it actually holds the secret meaning of not taking “No” for an answer, only “Yes.” Watch the music video and you can sense also some girl power. The outfits of the members are also strong and cute at the same time also showing their character.