10 Straight Wins! TWICE Shows Their Power Through "Yes or Yes"
by Kaiser Lau
4 months ago
With a 10M YouTube view count in 6 hours 2 mins, 20M YouTube view count in 10 hours 27 mins, both counts have broken the K-Pop girl group's speed record. Not to mention, they slayed all 7 music charts to occupy the no.1 place which knocked down another popular group EXO, TWICE is certainly living up to their unofficial title given by the public, "A Group Never Fail", "Ten Straight Home Runs", and "Korea Top 1”.
It’s a bit hard to make the connection that it’s the same group who sing "Cheer Up" and "TT" when you listen to "Yes or Yes". With a strong opening sung by Tzuyu, NaYeon, and Jihyo, the melody is more mature than the usual TWICE sound, and now features more of the belting of these three vocalists. Instead of Aegyo and catchphrase hooks, “Yes or Yes” embodies a more old-school pop style, playful yet powerful.
Apart from the melody, although the lyrics still talking about how a girl wanna get a boy's love, this time, they finally not only wait and ask and wondering why the other side didn't reply like "Cheer up", "TT", "Knock Knock" and "Signal" etc ( basically all the lyrics of TWICE's song are something like that). This time they don't give a choice to the other side anymore but only "Yes or Yes". Sounds more strong but still the same style.
When it comes to TWICE, they are no strangers to the standard comments––that their dancing is what carries them through their popularity. People might change their minds after seeing the dance in “Yes or Yes”, a stunning opening, followed by an upbeat movement. No wonder every single group member said this is the hardest dance they’ve ever tried. It may not be the best choreography, but we can see that TWICE is definitely shifting towards being a more mature, and stronger girl group.
The song exhibits a bit of J-pop vibes, perhaps some influence from their entry into the Japanese market, even on their music video. It’s always a risky leap of faith when a popular group decides to change their style and image, because fans may not always buy in. But it’s fortunate for TWICE that they are a group that can adapt to a lot of different styles and fit in well. It’s time for them to take on the challenge and dominate all genres!