Release Date: May 12, 2021
Key: G Major
Kura Kura is the latest release from Twice’s third Japanese studio album, Perfect World. Kura Kura is an original Japanese Song (not a re-make of one of their Korean hits) and is marketed more towards listeners within that market. Which means its sound and structure are like a J-Pop song.
That posed a few challenges given that the original is relatively sparse arrangement wise and there are many drops in energy throughout. Going all HAM on the song while possible would not work out well due to how the vocals work with those dips of power of the original instrumental.
Rather than ruin one of the few decent songs on Perfect World, I decided to play it safe and add some club flavour while staying somewhat dedicated to the original arrangement. That meant adding a proper beat intro and outro and then thickening things up with some layers of synths for the remainder of the song to fill in those open spaces.