Twice is Definitely “Ready to Be” With Their New Album


Kathleen Hoffmann, Staff Writer

TWICE is one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of the past decade. Since their debut in 2015, they have accumulated a massive amount of adoration and praise with their catchy and upbeat pop songs, colorful music videos, and bubbly personalities. The nine-member group consists of Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu, with each member bringing their unique style and talent to the group. With multiple hit songs and albums under their belt, TWICE has become a household name in the K-pop industry. They have broken several records, including becoming the first K-pop girl group to reach 1 billion views on YouTube and holding the title for the most album sales by a K-pop girl group.


TWICE’s latest album, “Ready to Be,” is a testament to their musical prowess and evolution. The album is a mix of pop, rock, EDM, and R&B with a refreshing and mature twist. The overall concept of the album is about being unafraid to take the first step into something new, whether it be a relationship or a new identity.

The title track, “Set Me Free,” is a powerful and emotional song that showcases the group’s vocal abilities. Jihyo sets the fearless tone by belting, l want it all and I ain’t ever gonna settle
; even if all of this is just a fantasy in her powerful voice. As the song progresses, the outpouring of confidence becomes more apparent. It is solidified in the music video, which features the members in different locations, such as an extraterrestrial terrain and a burning movie theater. This represents how much they’re willing to risk it all to go above and beyond.


The second track, Moonlight Sunrise, has a laid-back and soulful vibe featuring an Atlanta-style bass. The music video for the song is visually stunning, with the members dancing under a starry night sky. “Got the Thrills” is an upbeat and catchy song with an infectious chorus that will have you singing along in no time. It is also slightly reminiscent of the Irish pop punk band U2. “Blame It on Me” is yet another upbeat track that features rock elements. “Wallflower” is a refreshing change of pace on the album, with a soft, pulsing synth that coaxes the listener to tune in to the progression of the track. “Crazy Stupid Love” is a fun and playful song with a catchy beat and memorable chorus.


Musically, “Ready to Be” is a well-produced and cohesive album that showcases TWICE’s growth and maturity. Each track has its own unique style and sound, but they all fit together seamlessly to create a cohesive album. The members’ vocal abilities have also improved, with more focus on their musicality, reaching high notes that are on a whole different level. From a personal opinion, “Ready to Be” is a reminder that it’s okay to chase your dreams and be yourself. The overall concept of the album is inspiring and motivational, and the lyrics in each song reflect that message. As someone who has been following TWICE’s career for years, it is refreshing to see them evolve and mature while still staying true to their roots. This is truly an excellent addition to TWICE’s discography and a testament to their growth and evolution as a group. The album showcases their versatility and musical talent, while the overall concept is inspiring and motivational. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to Kpop, “Ready to Be” will impress you beyond your imagination.