On Friday, March 10, Twice will release their highly anticipated 12th mini album, “Ready To Be,” along with the single “Set Me Free” and its accompanying music video.
TWICE has hinted at a new music video. Before the release of the girl group’s much-anticipated song “Set Me Free” and its accompanying video, members Nayeon, Momo, Jeongyeon, Sana, Mina, Jihyo, Chaeyoung, Dahyun, and Tzuyu debuted two gorgeous back-to-back teaser visuals on Monday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 7.
TWICE "SET ME FREE" M/V YouTube Premieres— TWICE (@JYPETWICE) March 9, 2023
ONCE, Get ready to be FREE?🗝
All the things TWICE's ready to be❤️🔥https://t.co/ki8oG9mHLS
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📌"READY TO BE" Pre-save & Pre-orderhttps://t.co/8sWcmuO1LK#TWICE #트와이스#READYTOBE #SETMEFREE pic.twitter.com/caHRyA8kPz
The females are seen in the first teaser clip removing artificial eyelashes, lipstick, and blush before posing as a white group that seems stunningly fresh-faced. In the second teaser, they begin with a single-file line and then perform fascinating choreography as they peel off from the line one by one, giving each dancer her moment.
The song and music video will be released together with TWICE’s 12th mini album, Ready to Be, on Friday, March 10. The soon-to-be-published EP will also include “Set Me Free,” the K-pop sensation’s single from January, “Moonlight Sunrise,” and four more songs, two of which got written by Dahyun.
The girls will appear on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, on Thursday (March 9).
Only a week before the release of the brand-new teaser videos, Sabrina Carpenter, a self-described TWICE fan, presented TWICE with the Breakthrough Award at the Women in Music event by Billboard, where they played “Moonlight Sunrise” and made history as the first K-pop group to be recognized.
With “READY TO BE,” TWICE sets a personal record by surpassing 1.7M stock pre-orders
TWICE’s next mini album, “READY TO BE,” has already achieved 1.7 million stock pre-orders, setting a record for the group.
The quantity of album stock produced before an album’s release is calculated according to the number of stock pre-orders. The figure shows the anticipated demand based on several factors, including the number of albums that people have pre-ordered.
Highest pre-ordered albums by Korean girlgroups in history:— Kpop Charts (@kchartsmaster) March 8, 2023
#1 @BLACKPINK, BORN PINK — 2,000,000
#2 @JYPETWICE, READY TO BE — 1,700,000
#3 @aespa_official, Girls — 1,610,000
#4 @BLACKPINK, THE ALBUM — 1,028,000
#5 @JYPETWICE, BETWEEN 1&2 — 1,000,000 pic.twitter.com/ndnlpQZ1so
In addition to breaking TWICE’s previous mini album “BETWEEN 1&2,” BLACKPINK’s albums “THE ALBUM” and “BORN PINK,” and “Girls” by aespa, “READY TO BE” is just the fifth girl group album in history to achieve 1 million stock pre-orders.
Best wishes to TWICE!
On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that same night, the group will debut their lead single, “SET ME FREE” (March 9 local time). On the day of the band’s return, in New York, the Empire State Building will also be lit up in TWICE’s trademark hues.