Twice made a convincing English-language debut with 2021’s The Feels. Whereas the language of their lyrics could have modified, the music retained the core components of the group’s attraction. If an idol group plans to localize for international markets, this looks like the best way to do it. Sixteen months later and Twice have returned with their second unique English-language single – the mind-twistingly-titled Moonlight Dawn.
This music additionally pulls components from Twice’s oeuvre, however I’m unsure they’re the suitable ones in the suitable locations. To place it merely, Moonlight Dawn appears like TT with all the great things omitted. I imply, think about TT’s languid opening verse stretched all through a whole music, missing the payoff of its nice pre-chorus and refrain. Fitful pressure with out decision can work in some situations, however it’s a difficult method. On this case, I’m craving a a lot stronger centerpiece. Up till the refrain, the music’s construct has nice potential. You may nearly style the charming, metropolis pop-inspired hook that may have been.
As a substitute, Moonlight Daylight crawls to a cease with a monotonous repetition of its title. Coupled with its uninteresting instrumental, there’s not a lot to attract your consideration. The ladies sound nice, and that attraction injects the verses with satisfying vitality. However taken as a complete, the music feels means too murky. A momentum-killing second verse solely exacerbates this concern. Twice have been on a roll recently, so I’m assuming Moonlight Dawn’s “pre-release” standing means they’re saving the most effective materials for later. I hope so, as a result of it is a surprisingly middle-of-the-road return.
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