K-Pop supergroup TWICE shared their latest mini album Taste of love, now via Republic Records. The project marks the band’s tenth mini-album to be released and features their latest single “Alcohol-Free” along with five other tracks available for streaming.
A sparkling summer-themed music video for “Alcohol Free” was shared ahead of the album’s release. The visual features the TWICE lineup, consisting of Chaeyoung, Jeongyeon, Tzuyu, Nayeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, and Dahyun, performing in a sunny seaside resort.
Taste of love shows TWICE delving into Latin-inspired production with contributions from producers and writers JY Park, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, Ryan Tedder, and more. Besides “Alcohol Free”, written by Park, the mini album was directed by Jihyo, Dahyun, Sana and Nayeon on the lyrics front.
Taste of love follows the 2020 release of Eyes wide open, the band’s previous mini-album which included the notable tracks “I Can’t Stop Me” and “Depend on You”, the latter of which TWICE performed earlier this year at Time magazine‘s Time 100 talks.
“When we try a new concept, we usually focus on our challenges and on expressing ourselves more when we present [a] new concept, ”Chaeyoung shared in an interview with NME. “And when we choose a song, our contribution is of course important, but at the same time we try to integrate the opinions of our company because they have better ears and they can better assess what the audience wants.”
TWICE member Jihyo also explained that the band’s recent introduction of new genres into their music stems from a desire to challenge themselves as musicians, saying that with “Alcohol Free” they “wanted to bring a different kind of summer song this time around, ”in contrast to their previous pop anthem“ Dance The Night Away ”from 2018 Summer nights mini album.