“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” may be an upbeat bop, but the single holds sentimental significance for the members of TWICE.
The K-pop group’s second entirely English-language single (following 2021’s “The Feels”) is about the time they spent with fans (collectively known as Once) on their final world tour, Inspired by one special night in particular.
“Inspiration came from the last tour [date] Jihyo, 25, told PEOPLE at her May show that a surprise second date at Bank of California Stadium was added at fan request. The composer of this song was there. He found our performance so beautiful that it was the inspiration for this song. ”
27-year-old Nayeon said, “I hope this song will remind fans of the beautiful night we spent together.
The music video above evokes a similar vibe. We filmed it,” explains 25-year-old Mina.
26-year-old Jeongyeon said, “I only remember laughing out loud with the members during the filming. I’ve been seeing them almost every day since our debut, and I’m still surprised that we have so much to talk about.” bottom. “They were going to see it together for the first time.”
The nine-member group, which includes 26-year-old Momo, 26-year-old Sana, 24-year-old Dahyun, 23-year-old Chaeyoung and 23-year-old Tzuyu, has spent most of the last year performing in various locations in the United States, South Korea and Japan. I went to my 4th performance. World tour. These shows have been especially valuable after years of COVID-related delays and cancellations of in-person events for TWICE and its fanbase, like so many others.
“There are places that I haven’t been able to visit in the last couple of years because of the pandemic, so I want to revisit those places and reunite with Once there,” Dahyun said, noting that Europe is at the top. is on her list of places to run next.
And although no official tour has been announced to promote the next mini-album, our youthscheduled for March, the members are eager to get back on the road and make up for lost time.
Momo added, “It’s an opportunity to meet the fans in person, and it really gives me energy.”
Despite none of the members being fluent speakers, they also faced the challenge of recording another all-English song due to their focus on reaching worldwide only once. .
“There were so many English words crammed into a short amount of time that it wasn’t easy to record, but it was a lot of fun,” says Nayeon.
In particular, Dahyun’s rap of “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” is impressive. “I recorded my part for her three times,” she admits, but the result has her confidence and self-confidence.
Chaeyoung, who also raps on the single, has stated that it is a new sound for the group. It’s Miami bass his pop. It’s “lovely sound unique to TWICE with a new twist”.
The group’s efforts in the United States are paying off. their label, JYP Entertainment, Tweet TWICE announced in December that they were the most-played K-pop girl group in the US on Spotify in 2022.
“I think it’s a testament to the fans’ love and support, so I’m really honored and grateful,” says Sana in praise.
As for 2023, world domination is on the docket.
“There are still many things I want to do,” teasing Nayeon.
“We want people all over the world to know about us. That is our goal.”
“MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” is now available for streaming or purchase.