By Lai Frances
At some stage in 2017’s Twicetober, the annual month-long tribute when followers celebrate Twice’s debut, the idols released their first studio album, Twicetagram, and well-liked their 2d anniversary. A plethora of accomplishments later — along with seven Korean chart-topping EPs, handfuls of hits in Japan, a world tour with arenas and domes supplied out throughout Asia and North The United States, all while breaking their very beget data in the Korean and Jap markets and dominating the Hallyu wave — Asia’s only-selling woman group welcomes their fifth Twicetober with new readability and a vivid 2d album, Eyes Vast Start, out this day (October 26).
It all started in October 2015 when Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu had been formally launched as Twice on the actuality competitors imprint Sixteen; the group below JYP Leisure used to be named to function an impact “as soon as through the ears, and as soon as through the eyes,” to beget followers — named “As soon as” — with their catchy hits and lethal magnificence. Their debut single, “Esteem Ooh-Ahh,” used to be a melodic pop tune with hints of percussion, perfectly matching the nonet’s wild and edgy visual concept, which used to be marked by smoky score out about makeup and camo-printed appears to be like. Six months later, the group flipped the switch, wearing jerseys and varsity jackets for their contagious dance hit “Cheer Up,” which skyrocketed them to popularity. Its lyrics (“Disturbed, apprehensive, apprehensive”) modified into a viral meme, and the release earned the group the coveted award for Music of the Yr at Mnet’s Asian Song Awards (MAMA).
Hit after hit after hit, from “TT” to “Signal” (2017 MAMA Music of the Yr) to “What Is Look after?” (2018 MAMA Music of the Yr), Twice beget matured through their tune. With bubbly songs about having crushes and grooving on a seaside (“Likey,” “Dance the Night Away”), Twice started to explore a extra intimate, sensual facet with “Extra & Extra,” released earlier this 365 days in partnership with Republic Recordsdata. It showcased a refreshing fluctuate in sound as they tackled Latin-impressed rhythms (“Firework”), new jack swing (“Sweet Summer season Day”), bass-heavy beats (“Originate Me Drag”), and tropical pop all in one mission. In the intervening time, they projected to followers obvious messages regarding the importance of caring for one’s mental smartly being when they supported Mina, and honest not too long previously Jeongyeon, in taking hiatuses. This used to be encapsulated in the 2019 note “In fact feel Special.”
Eyes Vast Start comes through with a burst of energy because the larger, bolder sister of Extra & Extra. Releasing with three obvious album covers, in one case taking inspiration from ’90s kind magazines, it embodies Twice all grown up. The 13 tracks beget listeners on a sonic scurry through dwelling and time, spanning ’80s American retro, Jap metropolis pop (“Relate Something“), and up-to-the-minute R&B while brazenly plunging into the depths of love and lust (“Hell in Heaven”), breakups (“Take care of It”), and finding one’s confidence (“Drag Onerous,” “Queen”). The sequence proves Twice to be a force to be reckoned with, showcasing every members’ abilities to vocally and visually adapt to negate genres and solutions. The group (minus Jeongyeon, who assures followers she is doing smartly while on a ruin), speaks to MTV News about blossoming into Eyes Vast Start.
MTV News: First off, congratulations to your fifth anniversary and your 2d album. It’s been three years since Twicetagram followed by a handful of EPs. What fracture we request with this comeback and the 2d album?
Nayeon: Here is the 2d tubby album which is coming out after three years since Twicetagram, and we participated on this album bigger than forward of, love bigger than outdated albums. So I’m in fact trying forward to As soon as liking this album as we invested so a lot of time and moreover the articulate eager.
Sana: The team mirrored on our solutions, especially after we put in our opinions on the visual mood. So we moreover had a inform in the outfits added on this tune video.
Jihyo: With this album, many of the members beget joined in writing the lyrics. We incessantly joined as lyricists, however this time there are a quantity of tracks, which approach extra members beget joined to write down the lyrics for diversified tracks, too. Our title note, “I Can’t Dwell Me,” has a retro-synth sound with the message of attempting to search out the balance between the merely and the deplorable of our uncontrollable desires.
MTV News: Is there a tune As soon as must search out for in the brand new album?
Dahyun: There’s a tune I wrote known as “Queen” that involves the lyrics to pleasing imprint your self as it is probably you’ll presumably also presumably be. The 2d is the note known as “Raise It Encourage,” and this captures the feeling of going after what you’d like. That involves a in fact sturdy mood.
Chaeyoung: There’s a note known as “Take care of It” that contains the message of trying not to acknowledge being as an alternative of every diversified or breaking up. It contains the rage about breaking up. I don’t mediate we’ve ever finished a tune that carried this kind of vibe forward of.
MTV News: How used to be it love receiving a tune written by R&B songstress Heize and a tune composed by Dua Lipa?
Chaeyoung: It used to be mighty to work on songs with them! Now we beget continued to be blown away by each the artists’ careers and tune, and agree that their songs are most attention-grabbing. It is mighty to beget their names on our new songs, and we’re trying forward to followers listening to them. The songs are superior.
MTV News: You’ve moreover most ceaselessly included fan songs for As soon as, as smartly. Are there any of these love “One in a Million” and “21: 29”?
Nayeon: Akin to “21: 29,” there’s a tune known as “Depend upon You.” In narrate that is also regarded as this new album’s fan tune.
MTV News: For personal causes and science, any plans on releasing an English version of “In fact feel Special”?
Nayeon: Ah, sorry! We didn’t contain an English version of “In fact feel Special.” But, if we wait a diminutive longer, we composed beget an upcoming English version of our tune coming out later.
MTV News: You made your debut with a wild and edgy concept in “Esteem Ooh-Ahh” and beget since transformed. What changes beget you ever seen with your tune? And what would you’re eager on to conception extra of?
Jihyo: I’d inform, for us, our purpose can be to turn real into a team that will not be diminutive in one concept and can embody a diversity of concepts. I must be an artist who desires to conquer your entire concepts we are trying. Style of love renaissance girls?
Momo: We are birth to all concepts that we each haven’t and beget tried forward of! Now we beget relaxing asking followers what they must conception from us and score pleasure from discussing their answers.
Nayeon: I consider after we greatly surprised As soon as at a Twicelights reside performance with our red concept of “Coronary heart Shaker.” The tune is terribly energetic, so we added some relaxing and horny choreography to it. It used to be very lovable to verify their reactions! And since we beget now been active for 5 years, as a team, we fracture painting a definite image and concept, however we score pleasure from finding new things and anxious ourselves. From these challenges we score new things that match us extra, and we score ardour and pleasure in that. We hope each person can score pleasure from that and not using a bias. So we would love to search out things that match us extra to function it extra involving. But we’re moreover asking whether or not there might be any concept that you just or As soon as would love to conception?
MTV News: Jihyo mentioned earlier that Twice desires to be a renaissance woman group. I maintain it is probably you’ll presumably pull it off, however I mediate a completely hip-hop concept can be good as followers are soliciting for Nayeon’s rapper alter-ego, MC Rail.
All: (laughs) Oooooooooh!
Tzuyu: I’ll fracture my only attempting to negate extra various concepts then.
MTV News: Became there a particular technology you felt equivalent to it is probably you’ll presumably also beget grown or beget started to develop?
Jihyo: As soon as we started to score known from our singles “Cheer Up” and “TT.” All of us wanted to offer followers our love and continue to be mighty role gadgets for them, and we continue to feel this means and esteem As soon as for loving us.
Dahyun: In my conception, I mediate our lead single “I Can’t Dwell Me” reveals our musical development basically the most. Beginning from “Extra & Extra,” we beget now eager on showing the will of trying any individual. I mediate our overall topics of the songs beget matured over time, and that has been a in fact perfect negate for us on the brand new concepts.
MTV News: With the amount of chart-topping releases you’ve finished, crossovers in the Jap market and now in the U.S., fracture you mediate you’ve reached a peak on your career?
Dahyun: I in fact don’t mediate we’re in the high situation of our careers because we had been ready to function it this some distance as a consequence of our team and workers members, alongside the members, and, most critically, the followers together. I mediate Twice used to be ready to near at this point due the toughen of each person. But I composed mediate there’s composed a vogue to plod to the high.
Nayeon: Better than thinking, we’ve reached the high, there’s a long potential to plod, we give our only to things which are given to us pleasing now. From that, we’re confronted with mighty opportunities and further times to fulfill As soon as. So we work laborious in the moment, and I’m overjoyed.
MTV News: Are there any regrets or stuff you wished took situation differently to this point?
Momo: There aren’t any regrettable memories, however I mostly don’t remorse the leisure. But if there had been, it must be my embarrassing moments [onstage] that I dwell upon for a in fact long time.
Mina: As a result of any embarrassing moments we undergo, we might also now search lend a hand at it as a in fact merely reminiscence. And since we are able to’t return to that time attempting to fix that moment, we’d attempt to accept it as it is.
Jihyo: (to Momo) Are trying to love your self all through these times.
MTV News: Any moments the place you couldn’t maintain things had been too merely to be merely?
Chaeyoung: Always. All of the merely memories, incessantly.
Momo: I consider when followers had been doing surprise events all through our reside performance, we had been touched when As soon as sang a tune for us. I was in fact, in fact touched on the time.
Sana: While occurring our world tour, we had been ready to fulfill so many As soon as in The United States and diversified areas that we had been ready to conception the diversified energy from every country. I consider meeting the followers after the concert events, and their faces lights up seeing all members all through hi-touch. I cannot put out of your mind their faces, and that’s why I incessantly must organize one thing new since they’re the incentive when Twice does their only.
MTV News: Nayeon, you’re known to be the spoiler queen of Twice to the purpose the place you even teased Momo’s new hair for the comeback. Out of your entire comebacks you’ve monstrous, what’s the ideal spoiler you’ve given?
All: (to Nayeon spoiling Momo’s hair) Ah! Oh no!
Nayeon: (in English) My mistake! [But it’s definitely] Momo’s hair.
MTV News: Most memorable and ideal prank Jeongyeon has ever pulled?
All: There’s too mighty! There’s in fact too mighty!
MTV News: Momo, you rap, you grunt, you write, you dance, you vlog, and now you’re a dog mother to Boo. What’s one thing you cannot fracture that you just’d like it is probably you’ll presumably also?
Momo: I’d love to plod dwelling to Japan, however thanks to the coronavirus, I’m able to’t plod now.
MTV News: Sana, on livestreams and video call events, you are inclined to offer a quantity of advice and toughen to As soon as, however what’s the ideal advice you’ve given your self?
Nayeon: (to Sana) You want to mediate less and plod to sleep early.
Sana: Previously, if we had a ruin day, I’d focus my day on sleep and most likely conception to entire diversified things on the 2d day. But since now I in fact beget time beyond regulation as a consequence of coronavirus, it got right here to my mind that I must ogle hobbies in hopes that I’m able to spend these hobbies and function basically the most of it to score pleasure from my personal time.
MTV News: Jihyo, what used to be your ideal moment as Twice’s chief?
Jihyo: I’m incessantly pleased. There aren’t many moments to recall, however I’m incessantly pleased to be with members.
MTV News: Mina, even as you happen to might also listing the last 5 years of Twice as a game, what game would or not it be and why?
Mina: Minecraft. Because all of Twice’s creations and achievements are constructed adore it is in Minecraft.
MTV News: Dahyun, you’re known to be the rapper, the energy booster, the Eagle dance creator, the digicam catcher, however you’re rather the mystery. What’s one thing you’d like the sphere to hold about Dahyun?
Dahyun: Completely different than the image I in fact beget, I’m a in fact excessive particular person and in fact gentle and composed. I moreover mediate a lot about many things. But I’m energy booster, you know?
MTV News: Chaeyoung, what diversified mediums would you’re eager on to specific your self in?
Chaeyoung: I’d love to specific myself extra through outfit styling, however I’d composed love to specific myself through art work and diversified musical programs.
MTV News: Tzuyu, in regarded as one of your past radio interviews, you acknowledged that you just’re eager on to half your comical impressions of your group members. What are some stuff you’d love to call out to your members?
Tzuyu: I’ve been with the team for 5 years and there are moments as soon as I mediate I couldn’t fracture this alone. I’ve grown extra with the aid of my members.
MTV News: The ideal section about being Twice?
Sana: All of the members being together on my facet and freely expressing myself. But moreover, having to lend a hand every diversified and toughen every other.