TWICE are back with their latest Japanese single album Kura Kura!
Released at midnight on 12 May (JST), the project comprises the previously released title track of the same name as well as the B-side track 'Strawberry Moon'. It also consists of instrumental versions of the two songs.
TWICE JAPAN 8th SINGLE 『Kura Kura』発売日！TWICEの日本の作品としては今までにない「愛」の形を歌った作品です！ぜひたくさん聴いてください♪#TWICE #KuraKura pic.twitter.com/Le6CDW2TMe— TWICE JAPAN OFFICIAL (@JYPETWICE_JAPAN) May 12, 2021
Written by JYP Entertainment head Park Jin-young (J.Y. Park) and Yu-Ki Kokubo, 'Kura Kura' is an upbeat, retro-inspired number about the "light and darkness of love". An accompanying music video for the track was released via TWICE's official Japanese YouTube channel on 20 April.
The single album's second single 'Strawberry Moon' — penned by Yuka Matsumoto — goes in a slightly different direction sonically with its hypnotic flute melody.
Kura Kura looks set to be yet another successful project for TWICE, who were propelled to second place on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart shortly after it was released.
🌍 Worldwide iTunes Album Chart:— TWICE Charts (@TWICE_Charts) May 11, 2021
#2. @JYPETWICE - Kura Kura [NEW] pic.twitter.com/NmhqWVNsob
The South Korean nonet celebrated its release by hosting a special showcase via their TWICE Japan YouTube channel at 8 PM on 12 May (JST).
TWICE are due to make another comeback with their tenth Korean-language mini-album Taste of Love in June this year.
Stream Kura Kura here: