TWICE Breakthrough

Release Date: July 24, 2019
Key: F# Minor
BPM: 118

TWICE is a group I have had a tough time embracing even though they are the current “it” girl group in South Korea. They slowly have been winning me over, and their most recent Korean release (Feel Special) was one of my favourite albums of 2019. Breakthrough was TWICE’s fifth Japanese single and the Korean language version appears at the end of Feel Special. I found a reasonably clean vocal of the song and decided to take a shot at remixing it.

TWICE – Breakthrough (2019)

TWICE – Breakthrough (Instrumental) [2019]

I decided not to use any of the original version’s chord or melody patterns and instead built my own around the vocal. It took a lot of experimentation to get the right groove. Once I found it, piecing the rest of the song together was mostly smooth sailing. For my interpretation, I increased the BPM from 112 to 118. Musically I moved the song away from its J-Pop/Electropop roots, taking it into club music territory instead.