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Signal is the fourth extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Twice. The EP, along with its title track of the same name were distributed, released digitally and physically by JYP Entertainment and KT Music on May 15, 2017. In the EP Twice members Chaeyoung and Jihyo wrote the lyrics for the 5th track Eye Eye Eyes and the third track Only You was written by label mate HA:TFELT.
- "Signal" - 3:16
- "Three Times a Day (하루에 세번)" - 3:11
- "Only You (Only너)" - 3:38
- "Hold Me Tight" - 3:19
- "Eye Eye Eyes" - 2:55
- "Someone Like Me" - 3:25
Background and release
It was hinted on V Live back in April with Park Jin Young and the maknae line (Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu) that they will collaborate together for the next album. Park Jin Young was asking the viewers to give him comments and ideas about about producing Twice's next titled song.
On April 18, the agency confirmed Twice's May comeback with no exact date of release. Nine days later, it was reported that the group finished filming the music video for the title track, which was produced by Park Jin-young.
On May 1, Twice shared an image teaser through their official SNS channels featuring the nine members wearing school uniform-styled outfits and confirmed the release of their fourth extended play titled Signal on the 15th. They also released the schedule of promotion for the album, including the two-day encore concert of Twice 1st Tour: Twiceland The Opening on June 17–18 which was held in Jamsil Indoor Stadium. The next day, it was revealed that the EP has three versions with nine random CD covers.
Individual image teasers of the members, posed with both hands on their heads using letter Y of the American manual alphabet that look like two antennas, were released over the next few days. It was then followed by a series of video teasers featuring the nine members, an intro video with an enigmatic visual palette like a fantasy film that shows scenes of an alien with big eyes stroking a rabbit in the woods, and a spoiler video of the title track's instrumental.
The first music video teaser of "Signal" was released on May 13. The album, along with the music video for the lead single, was officially released on the 15th at 18:00 KST. It was also released as a digital download on various music sites. In result the lead single Signal featured all the girls in the music video with Abilities or super powers.
Twice's concept for this album is superpowers/abilities. From the photo teasers, each member holds their own superpower/abilities:
- Nayeon - Time Manipulation
- Jeongyeon - Time Stopping
- Momo - Enhanced Speed
- Sana - Invisibility
- Jihyo - Super Vision
- Mina - Hypnosis
- Dahyun - Cloning
- Chaeyoung - Levitation
- Tzuyu - Super Strength
JYP Entertainment denied the report about the group's plan to promote the EP for only two weeks due to their Japanese debut in June. Twice's leader Jihyo, who took a break from activities due to a knee injury, re-joined the group for promotions.
Unlike during their last comeback, Twice promoted actively on variety shows. They filmed their first variety show for the EP on April 26, 2017 as guests on I Can See Your Voice. On May 3, 4 and 9, Twice recorded an episode of Weekly Idol, Knowing Bros and Top 3 Chef King, respectively.
Twice held a media event at Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong, Seoul before the release of the EP. The group also had a comeback showcase with fans two hours after the release, where they performed "Signal" and other songs from their previous albums like "Like Ooh-Ahh", "Cheer Up" and more. It was broadcast live via Naver V Live.
The group held their comeback stage on the May 18th episode of M Countdown, followed by performances on the May 19th, 20th and 21st episode of Music Bank FIFA U-20 World Cup Opening Commemorative in Jeonju, Show! Music Core and Inkigayo, respectively. Twice ended their promotions in music shows on the June 4th episode of Inkigayo.
Since release with their new track “Signal,” Twice achieved an all-kill by topping real-time charts on major music sites Melon, Genie, Mnet, Naver, Bugs, Soribada, and more.
“Signal” also ranked No. 1 on the iTunes album charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau, Cayman Islands, Brunei, and Panama. It also placed third in Sweden, fourth in Brazil and Mexico, 15th in Canada, and 17th in the United States. (figures based on 16th May only)
올해 2월 스페셜 앨범 ‘KNOCK KNOCK’으로 팬들의 마음을 두드렸던 트와이스가 드디어 박진영 PD의 곡으로 5월 메이퀸 등극을 예고하며 3개월만에 팬들 앞에 미니 4집 Signal을 선보인다. ‘우아하게’ – ‘CHEER UP’ – ‘TT’ – ‘KNOCK KNOCK’ 까지 4연속 메가 히트와 더불어 K-POP 걸그룹 최다 유튜브 조회수, 1억뷰 돌파, 30만장에 육박하는 음반 판매고, 첫 콘서트 실시간 매진 등 ‘기록 제조기’ 로서의 명성에 모자람이 없는 성적들을 만들어 온 트와이스가 이번에는 또 어떤 성과를 만들어 낼지. 팬들은 물론, 이제는 전 아시아가 주목하는 아티스트로 성장했다.
아시아 최고의 프로듀서이자, JYP의 수장인 박진영 PD와의 작업은 이번 앨범의 가장 주목할만한 포인트다. ‘식스틴’ 때부터 멤버들의 선발 과정을 함께한 만큼, 멤버들의 특색과 개성을 가장 잘 이해하고 있는 프로듀서로서, 트와이스에 가장 잘 어울리면서도 지금과 다른 색깔을 표현할 수 있는 곡을 위해 굉장한 고민과 노력을 했다는 후문. 그래서 탄생한 이번 미니 4집의 타이틀 곡 ‘Signal’은 박진영 특유의 쉽고 캐치한 사운드와 그루브함이 트와이스의 발랄하고 건강한 에너지와 최고의 케미를 선사한다. 강력한 808 베이스의 힙합 리듬에 경쾌한 전자 악기들의 댄서블한 리듬을 배치하여 그루브함과 경쾌함의 최고의 조합을 만들어냈다. 좋아하는 사람을 만날 때의 ‘찌릿찌릿’한 마음을 앙증맞기 이를데 없는 포즈로 그려낸 포인트 안무는 지금까지 트와이스가 만들어온 ‘샤샤샤’-‘너무해’ 라인을 잇는 트와이스의 또 하나의 시그니처로 더 많은 사람들에게 사랑 받을 수 있을 것으로 보인다.
레게 팝과 트렌디 사운드의 믹스쳐를 시도한 ‘하루에 세 번’, HA:TFELT가 작사하고, 중독성 강한 훅이 인상적인 ‘ONLY 너’, ‘JELLY JELLY’에 참여했던 조울 작곡가와 다시 한번 호흡을 맞춘 ‘HOLD ME TIGHT’ , 지효와 채영이 작사가로 참여한 ‘EYE EYE EYES’는 트와이스만의 감성을 더 편안하게 느낄 수 있다는 점에서 이번 앨범의 또 다른 포인트. 지효와 채영의 상상으로, 처음 느껴보는 설레는 감정을 담백하고 귀엽게 풀어낸 가사는 ‘트와이스 답다’는 말이 가장 어울릴법하다. 박원이 작사하여 사랑에 빠진 소녀의 모습을 그린, ‘LIKE A FOOL’-‘ONE IN A MILLION’을 잇는 발라드 넘버 ‘SOMEONE LIKE ME’ 까지, 이번 앨범 또한 전작들과 마찬가지로 압도적인 퀼리티의 수록곡들로 가득 채워져 있다.정상의 자리에 다다르면서도, 처음의 마음을 잃지 않는 것이 얼마나 중요한지 잘 알고 있는 트와이스라서 이번 앨범을 준비하는 과정과 시간들 또한 너무나 분주했던 시간들임에도, 항상 처음의 마음을 담아 준비하고, 노래하고 연습했다. 한국과 일본, 아시아를 향해 나아가고 있는 트와이스지만 지금까지, 앞으로도 트와이스에게 가장 중요한 건 트와이스를 사랑해주는 팬 분들이라는 걸 항상 잊지 않는다. 이 모든 곡들에 그러한 마음과 노력이 담겨 있기 때문에 더 예쁘고 귀엽고, 사랑스럽게 들리는게 아닐지. 그래서 언제든 어디서든, 트와이스와는 ‘함께 있는’것 일테다.
TWICE, who knocked on the hearts of fans with the special album'KNOCK KNOCK' in February of this year, finally announced the May Queen's rise in May with PD Park Jin-young's PD song. [Signal]]. 'Elegantly' –'CHEER UP' –'TT' –'KNOCK KNOCK' with 4 consecutive mega hits, K-POP girl group's largest YouTube views, 100 million views, surpassing 300,000 Twice, who has made unprecedented achievements as a'record maker' such as selling music albums and selling real-time concerts for the first time, what other results will be achieved this time. Fans, of course, has now grown into a prominent artist in Asia.
Working with PD Jin-Young Park, the best producer in Asia and head of JYP's, is the most notable point of this album. As a member of the “Sixteen” selection process, the producers who understand the characteristics and personality of the members are the best producers. Back door. So, the title song “Signal” of this 4th mini album was created by Park Jin-young's unique, easy-to-catch sound and groove, giving TWICE's youthful, healthy energy and the best chemistry. The powerful 808 bass hip-hop rhythm is placed in a danceable rhythm of light electronic instruments to create the best combination of groove and lightness. The point choreography that depicts the'Chiri-Tri-Tri' mind when meeting a person you like with an unprecedented pose is the line of Cheer Up | It seems that another signature of TWICE will be loved by more people.
[Three times a day], HA:TFELT, which tried to mix reggae pop and trendy sound, and addictive hook is impressive'ONLY you ','HOLD ME TIGHT', who once again breathed with Joul composers who participated in'JELLY JELLY','EYE EYE EYES' 'Is another point of this album in that you can feel the emotion of TWICE more comfortably. With Ji Hyo and Chae Young's imagination, the lyrics that lightly and cutely express the excitement of the first feeling are best suited to'Twice's answer'. 'LIKE A FOOL'-'ONE IN A MILLION' is a ballad number'[[Someone] Like Me|SOMEONE LIKE ME]]', this album is also filled with overwhelming quality tracks, just like their predecessors.Twice, who knows how important it is not to lose his first heart while reaching the top, is the time and process of preparing this album, and the times were too busy. I practiced. Twice is moving towards Korea, Japan, and Asia, but so far, we always remember that the most important thing for Twice is fans who love Twice. Because all of these songs have such a heart and effort, it may sound pretty, cute and lovely. So anytime, anywhere, it's probably'to be together' with TWICE.
今年2月にスペシャルアルバム「 KNOCK KNOCK」でファンの心を叩いたアップデートワイスがついにパク・チニョンPDの曲で5月にメイクイーン登板を予告して3ヶ月ぶりにファンの前にミニ4集[ [Signal]]を披露する。 「優雅に ' - ' CHEER UP「 - 」TT ' - ' KNOCK KNOCK」まで4連続メガヒットに加え、K-POPガールズグループ最多YouTubeの再生回数、1オクビュ突破、30万枚に迫るするアルバム販売高は、最初のコンサートリアルタイム完売など「記録製造機」としての名声に足りていない性的を作ってきたアップデートワイスが、今回はまたどんな成果を作り出すのか。ファンはもちろん、今全アジアが注目するアーティストに成長した。
アジア最高のプロデューサーであり、 JYPの首長であるパク・チニョンPDと作業は今回のアルバムの中で最も注目すべきポイントだ。 「シックスティーン」の時からのメンバーの選抜過程を一緒にしただけに、メンバーたちの特色や個性を最もよく理解しているプロデューサーとして、ツリーワイスに最もよく似合っても、今と別の色を表現することができる曲のためにすばらしい悩みと努力をしたという裏話。だから誕生した今回のミニ4集のタイトル曲「Signal」は、パク・チニョン特有の簡単キャッチしたサウンドとグルーブ感がアップデートワイスの若々しく健康的なエネルギーと最高のケミをプレゼントする。強力な808ベースのヒップホップのリズムに軽快な電子楽器のダンサブルなリズムを配置して溝さと軽快さの最適な組み合わせを作り出した。好きな人に会うときの「ビリビリ」な心をかわいく迎えるこれにないポーズで描かれたポイントの振り付けは、これまでアップデートワイスが作ってきた「シャーサシャ ' - 'キューティ」ラインをつなぐトワイスのもう一つのシグネチャで、より多くの人々に愛されることができると思われる。
レゲエポップとトレンディなサウンドのミックス打ちを試みた「一日に三回」、 HA：TFELTが作詞し、中毒性の強いフックが印象的な「 ONLY君 '、' JELLY JELLY」に参加したジョウル作曲家と再び呼吸を合わせた ' HOLD ME TIGHT」、ジヒョとチェヨンが作詞家として参加した「EYE EYE EYES 」は、アップデートワイスだけの感性をより快適に感じることができるという点で、今回のアルバムのもう一つのポイント。ジヒョとチェヨンの想像では、最初に感じて見るときめく感情をさっぱりとして可愛く解いた歌詞は、「アップデートワイスらしい」という言葉が最も似合うそうだ。博園が作詞して恋に落ちた少女の姿を描いた、「 LIKE A FOOL「 - 」 ONE IN A MILLION」をつなぐバラードナンバー「 SOMEONE LIKE ME」まで、今回のアルバムも前作と同様に圧倒的なクオリティの収録曲でいっぱい満たされている。トップの座に至ればも、初めての心を失わないことの重要性も知っているアップデートワイスので、今回のアルバムを準備する過程と時間にもあまりにも忙しいした時間にも関わらに、常に最初にの心を込めて準備し、歌って練習した。韓国と日本、アジアに向けて進んでいるアップデートワイスが、今までのところ、今後もアップデートワイスに最も重要なのはアップデートワイスを愛してくれるファンの方々ということは常に忘れない。すべての曲のような心と努力が込められているので、よりきれいでかわいい、愛に聞こえるがないかも。だからいつでもどこでも、アップデートワイスとは「一緒にいる」ことであるぞ。