[Review] YES or YES – TWICE

TWICE is back and needless to say, they have already risen to the top of all the digital charts with their latest title track, YES or YES. The track is featured on their 6th mini-album, which shares the same name as the song. This is also TWICE’s 3rd comeback of the year, with What Is Love? and Dance The Night Away also topping charts as soon as they were released.

YES or YES is a very upbeat and energetic song that is very hard to get out of your head after the first listen. At least, that was the case for me. To me, their songs have been getting better and better each time. The song is about confidence and the way they present this pop song oozes with confidence. The verses were nice but the winning part of all TWICE songs has to be the chorus. I like the way they bring every together for the choruses and give us this chanting like effect to the hook of the song. I also like the way they managed to split the lines between members, which give the song some nice textures, as everyone has unique voices. I think I was only let down by one section of the song as it was that part following the ‘Its Simple. Y.E.S.” line in the bridge. I personally didn’t like the way it sounded and thought it unnecessarily extended the song. But that is only minute as the rest of the song makes up for this.

I am completely falling for the visuals of the video. I love the sets (I think some of them are green screened) and the members look stunning. Some of the outfits remind me of their Like Ooh Aah days. Initially, I wasn’t too keen on the haunted theme they had going on. It seemed like they were going down that route for a while, especially with the teasers and Jeongyeon’s creepy driving introduction. But I was rather glad that they deviated from that and had something more light-hearted and fun, which definitely suits their style and song more.

The choreography for this looks amazing. From the very start of the song, the choreography routine looked action-packed, which completely goes well with the song’s upbeat nature. I think it is one of their best performances as a whole yet. I really like the way they transferred between Jeongyeon and Momo during the choruses. Actually, the entire chorus is stunning.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 10/10
Performance – 9/10
Overall Rating – 9.3/10

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