9-member K-pop group Twice has appear a extensive way considering that their days of sweeping the rookie awards 5 to 6 decades in the past in Korea and is now continuously met with achievement as a top girl team globally. Now they are back again for the summer with their 10th mini-album, Style of Like, featuring Latin-themed, bossa nova title keep track of “Liquor-Cost-free.”
Twice’s signature audio utilized to be bubblegum pop, lovable choreography, and lyrics that conveyed inner thoughts of youthful adore. They’ve grown as a team due to the fact then and have experimented with a wide range of seems that convey a darker, a lot more experienced set of feelings and themes. The younger females have revealed their multifaceted approach to tunes and capacity to showcase new charms with every single release, with “Alcohol-Free” staying no exception.
Now six many years into their careers, the girls of Two times are much more concerned than at any time in the creation approach, not only in songwriting but also in the manufacturing of their music movies and shoots.
In April, Rolling Stone met with Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu in Anseong, a quiet town 50 miles south of Seoul, Korea. Even though sitting down alongside one another in a traditional Korean hanok to chat “Alcohol-Cost-free,” the band members reflected on how Two times has developed in excess of the previous 6 many years. The entire takeover can be observed on the formal Rolling Stone Instagram.
Rolling Stone: Two times has experimented with a great deal of various genres around the several years and your recent tracks have demonstrated a extra experienced aspect to the team. How have you been liking these notion modifications?
Nayeon: I believe it was a truly exciting method for not just us, but also for the admirers, to see how we evolve above the years. It’s also just interesting for us to put together these distinct appears to be like and principles.
Momo: We began executing much more mature concepts previous calendar year, which are very different from the vibrant and exciting concepts that we initial came out with. I’d love to continue on undertaking each principles and switching back and forth.
Nayeon: That’s proper. I assume it can be a toughness of ours to execute each principles.
Sana: I recently noticed a thing a enthusiast posted about how we previously experienced a music termed “What Is Really like?” In that track, we sing about how appreciate ought to be sweet like candy, and the enthusiast talked about that we should know what love is, because we are releasing “Taste of Adore.” When I saw that, it created me reflect on how we’ve continued to evolve.
Is there a concept you like most from the past or a concept you’d like to consider in the foreseeable future?
Tzuyu: I seriously like that there are a wide range of principles we’ve carried out in the previous. I want to preserve seeking new concepts in the upcoming. I truthfully preferred all of them.
Mina: I personally preferred “Cry for Me.” It was just about like the opposite of what we have finished in the past. It caught with me for the reason that we had been capable to try out a thing incredibly new.
What tends to make this album particular to you?
Jihyo: I personally really appreciated “Dance the Night time Away,” so I’m delighted to be selling a summertime track once more. This is a definitely particular album for me.
Dahyun: Our past releases, “Cry for Me” and “I Just can’t Halt Me” had a darker vibe, whilst this new album seriously fits the current time and is summery, so I consider the fans will genuinely like it, and it is no secret that the users are actually energized as well.
Can you describe “Alcohol-Free” and Style of Really like?
Chaeyoung: “Alcohol-Free” is a track that our producer, J.Y. Park produced for us, and it is the very first time we’re mentioning alcohol, stating we can be drunk in love devoid of automatically drinking. Though it’s a summer song like, “Dance the Night time Away,” I feel we have matured a lot considering that then, so I’m curious how the admirers will react. The choreography for “Alcohol-Free” is really excellent, much too.
What is your most loved non-title observe from the six-track Flavor of Enjoy and why?
Jeongyeon: I like the music “Baby Blue Enjoy,” simply because it has an fascinating conquer and shows the shiny facet of Twice.
Momo: “Scandal,” due to the fact our member Dahyun took component in creating. There are a couple tracks that the customers participated in, so appear out for these kinds.
Followers will generally choose out specified customers who really stand out in every single track. As a team, who do you consider shines most in “Alcohol-Free”?
Nayeon: I assume our outfits for this spherical of promotions match Jihyo genuinely nicely. Jihyo has constantly tanned for the summer season and I imagine her healthful-on the lookout pores and skin tone matches the season. The concept for “Alcohol-Free” is not only summery but also draws inspiration from South American cultures with vibrant colors, which I believe glance actually excellent on Jihyo.
Dahyun: I’d like to contact out Chaeyoung’s new hair. I discovered that it looked seriously excellent when we were being filming and match the vibe of the new music video effectively. Ideal now, her hair is destroyed a bit (laughs) but in the tunes video, you’ll see that it seemed definitely nice and shiny.
Is there a distinct scene from the music video that you like most?
Nayeon: I had a lot, but when we filmed at Jeju Island, we filmed in the day, for the duration of the sunset, and also at evening. The scenes that show the similar location depicted at various moments of working day had been unforgettable to shoot. We also filmed with fireworks.
Momo: I preferred the established that we employed for Nayeon’s scene and my teaser. It was in Seoul, but seriously seemed like Cuba. I was able to share my strategies and route for that set, and I observed my ideas reflected.
“Alcohol-Free” references some wine and cocktail names, what is your most loved drink?
Nayeon: I like to get non-alcoholic mojitos when I go to cafés, due to the fact they are “Alcohol-Free of charge.” There were being actually a great deal of drinks in the lyrics that we have never ever experienced ahead of, like mimosas or piña coladas.
Jihyo: It would be pleasurable to movie some articles all over hoping those drinks.
Momo: I had never ever attempted a mimosa, but just after finding out about them as a result of this tune, Sana and I saw it on a menu and made the decision to consider. It was truly good!
Mimosas are actually well-liked for brunch in The usa.
Nayeyon: We’d genuinely like to movie contents close to trying these. (laughs)
Are there any memorable moments you can share from planning this new album?
Dahyun: Hmm.. We went to the airport for the very first time in about a yr. Even even though we went for work, it was so awesome to be by the ocean and truly feel the breeze in Jeju Island. It felt really refreshing and we were being able to love filming, way too.
Tzuyu: When our producer J.Y. Park very first showed us the music, he seemed so content and was dancing alongside. That was seriously unforgettable and humorous.
Nayeon: Also, he stored asking me to sing with more of a South American feel. He gave me a large amount of comments, much more than I usually receive, and he instructed me to go out and check out more South American food items to get impressed. (laughs)
Enthusiasts all around the earth are pretty interested in K-pop vogue and Twice’s manner in specific. What form of outfits can admirers search forward to for Flavor of Adore?
Chaeyoung: We utilised shiny and extravagantly patterned scarves to make outfits. I think followers can choose a seem at how we have been ready to use these scarves and get encouraged.
Nayeon: Our stylists sourced a variety of scarves and turned them into wearable parts, with some merchandise staying totally manufactured from scarves. I thought it was a new idea.
How would you explain your very own individual fashion style and how does it differ from on-phase seems to be?
Sana: When going on stage, we’re used to putting on shorter skirts, shorts, and factors that are rather restricted, so when we are off-stage, I feel I gravitate towards additional cozy outfits. I like wearing broad-leg trousers and jeans.
Jihyo: For me, I generally don tighter clothes since I consider my human body variety does not seem as fantastic in boxy or oversized suits. I really don’t consider it’s essentially related to what I put on on stage, but on phase, there’s definitely far more of a selection.
Nayeon: I consider Jihyo has a more feminine fashion off-phase.
Twice has been much more energetic on TikTok lately, hopping on trends. How do you make your mind up which movies to do? Do you have a favourite just one that you have carried out?
Nayeon: Our marketing and advertising crew comes up with exciting suggestions to try out. (laughs) They actually generate illustrations of themselves for us to see what the craze is and produce a thing alongside all those traces. A single that I recall making the most of is from Christmas.
Dahyun: There have been a great deal of exciting kinds but I imagine the modern one particular with “Oh No” was humorous. The just one where Nayeon sends a textual content to her boss on incident.
Nayeon: I actually did that just one without having knowing the entire context. I believe I could have place far more into it if I knew the development.
Dahyun: It matched actually effectively to the history seem and I laughed so challenging.
Jihyo: Are we popular on TikTok?
Certainly, I see them all of the time. I think they’ve been performing properly.
Sana: Seriously? We didn’t know. (laughs)
Jihyo: All of us are quite keen to crack jokes and let free. We’re not actually worried to be foolish so I believe there’s a ton additional we can do.
Nayeon: I believe with TikTok, somewhat than accomplishing factors exactly where we just smile prettily, we’d adore to do much more random and humorous movies.
What songs have you been listening to these days?
Jihyo: I actually like Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak’s current launch [as Silk Sonic].
Nayeon: I like Black Skirt’s new album.
Jeongyeon: I like “Circles” by Article Malone.
You made use of to travel abroad to satisfy your fans around the world quite generally but have not been ready to do so because of to the pandemic. What are you wanting ahead to most when you can fulfill your fans in individual yet again?
Mina: We’re truly ready to have in-particular person concerts and looking ahead to go satisfy everybody in person once it is safe and sound to do so.
Momo: When we get to conduct in individual, I’m on the lookout forward to hearing all of the admirer chants.
Reflecting on the previous year of on the web material and digital supporter conferences, is there a specific memory that you can share?
Nayeon: Prior to, the followers would generally come to us for the enthusiast conferences, but now when assembly lovers on the web, it is like we are heading to them and traveling to their homes. It is been seriously awesome to see our fans’ rooms, animals, workplaces, etc. When observing their rooms, I observed a lot of them have our merch and photos set up, which was definitely touching. I truly feel like I have often heard of fans executing that but seeing it myself was a new and enjoyable experience.
Twice has been really fast paced this previous year and have a packed timetable for this summer. What do you like to do in your cost-free time?
Jihyo: I want to learn how to surf. I only acquired to try it at the time previous year owing to the typhoons and also the pandemic, so this calendar year I’m hoping to understand a lot more.
Nayeon: Since the weather conditions has been so great, I’d adore to just take the pet dogs out and go on a ton of walks.
Sana: I want to go horseback riding. I’m truly allergic to animals and especially to horses, but I nevertheless want to try out.
It is by now been 6 yrs because Twice’s debut. How do you believe you’ve modified or developed?
Chaeyeong: Dependent on how I glimpse back, it can come to feel like a very long time but also a quite limited time. Particularly with past calendar year passing by so swiftly. When it comes to how we have modified, I think the associates genuinely really feel like household now. We realize every other with out getting to say every thing, and the way we strategy new music has modified as well. I assume our opinions and feedback are taken a lot more into thing to consider, which has helped our passion for every single task mature.
Tzuyu: I feel I really feel additional snug on phase and I am ready to get pleasure from myself much more. When I very first debuted, I imagine I experienced a tough time conveying my emotions and speaking nicely, but now I am seeking to communicate with our lovers more and open up.
Jihyo: That is appropriate. We’ve grown a good deal.
Style of Love is out June 11th.