I’m a bit behind on a post that I want to publish about my trip (trying to juggle other priorities), so I’m going to post this instead for the time being.
There was a gut feeling in me that I was going to end up liking this song when I first heard it in the 4th teaser for TWICE‘s upcoming MV, Cheer Up, and 2nd Mini Album – Page Two:
The song is called Precious Love and is a remake of a song that was sung in the 90’s by Park Ji-Yoon. I’m not surprised, because it did sound like an old-school song when I first heard it. When today’s singers or bands do remakes of old songs, it’s evident that old songs were really great for their time and still are! xD It also indicates that music back then was much more original. There’s something very raw about the sound of old songs, and maybe it’s because it isn’t tampered as much nor contains a lot of auto-tune.
I couldn’t help but notice that the instrumental version of the song in the teaser for the Cheer Up MV goes very well with the scene containing cherry blossoms. Mina‘s part in the MV (she kind of looks like Suju‘s Sungmin from some angles), which had a similar cherry blossom background as the teaser, was particularly very pretty and so dreamy! It looked like a scene from an anime or manga. Makes me miss Japan. There needs to be a drama with pretty scenes like that.
Although TWICE‘s Cheer Up MV looked nice, the song wasn’t exactly catchy for me when I first heard it, but like SNSD‘s IGAB, after listening to it more than 3 times, it started to sound more catchy. Not as great as their debut song, though. Precious Love still sounds the best to me out of all the songs from TWICE‘s latest mini album.
Even though I’m not into K-Pop as much as before, it’s not hard to really catch up with the more popular groups. TWICE, being from the Big 3 entertainment companies in South Korea, is an interesting group consisting of 9 members like SNSD, but with three different nationalities: Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese. With this mix, it looks like JYP may have a lot of plans in regards for the future of the group and tapping into different markets with some of the members.
TWICE‘s Japan line is great and seem to have their own charm, so I’m not going to be surprised if some of the members become popular later on in Japan. Furthermore, even though it might be too early to say this, but I feel that TWICE also has a lot of potential to be the “Nation’s No. 1 Girl Group” in South Korea like SNSD.
As for each of the members of TWICE, I find Sana, Nayeon, and Chayeon really cute, but all of the members look like visuals that it’s hard to really say who’s the prettiest. To me, they all look pretty and talented! xD Seeing these young girls also reminds me of the beauty of youth. I remember reading a comment from an elder lady online saying that almost every young person looks beautiful, but it’s strange how people at that age don’t see it and have low self-esteem because of their looks (maybe it’s because bullies at that age like to put down others based on looks).
I guess when you get older, you start to value youth or see what the beauty of youth means. Looking at my cousins bloom as they pass through their teen-age years, and who are almost graduating from high school soon and turning into beautiful ladies, makes me remember of myself at that age and how I should have cherished that moment more. When I think about it, it’s amazing seeing my cousins, who were cute little babies that I used to pick up and carry, now grown up into beauties in their late teens. The same goes for my guy cousins. They used to be babies that I was able to pick up and carry, but if you saw them now. LOL. They’re huge compared to me. xD Makes me realize how fast time flies and how short life is.