The Feels is a song recorded by TWICE.
It was released on October 1, 2021, through JYP Entertainment and Republic Records as the group's first original English single.
II. Background and Release
Following the release of their tenth EP, Taste of Love, Twice announced on June 25, 2021, that their first official English single will be released on a Friday in September.
The single's title was not revealed until August 6, when they posted a photo teaser showing someone holding a letter.
On August 23, JYP Entertainment announced October 1 to be the release date of "The Feels" through an 11-second videoclip.
The first concept photo for "The Feels" was uploaded on September 3, 2021.
Due to her panic and anxiety disorder, Jeongyeon will not be able to join the group in their promotion of "The Feels".
The remaining members of Twice appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, with a performance of "The Feels" on October 1, the single's release date.
On October 6, they performed on GMA3: What You Need to Know.
The music video of "The Feels" was uploaded on October 1, 2021 along with the song on digital platforms. Directed by Oui Kim, the video starts off with members receiving an invitation to a prom.
Their sixth anniversary week, third Korean studio album (sixth overall) and fourth world tour were teased at the end of the music video.
"The Feels" was written by Anna Timgren, Boy Matthews, Justin Reinstein, and Woo Min Lee "collapsedone". Reinstein and collapsedone also participated in the production of the song.
According to JYP Entertainment, the single "features an addictive melody and is a fast-tempo disco pop track that combines groovy bass sounds and disco synth beats".
In an interview with Bustle, Momo described "The Feels" as an introduction to a "new chapter" in their career.
"Not only is this song very addictive, it has great hooks but it shows who we are. It shows our colors and our style", Chaeyoung added.
The single was in part meant to cater Twice's international audience, especially their fans in the United States.
IV. Critical Reception
Rhian Daly of NME gave the song a five-star rating, praising "The Feels" as "an infectiously fun bop" and noting that if the song was released to garner attention in the Western market that Twice "deserve on the global stage" then "their mission should hopefully be accomplished.
- "The Feels" – 3:18
- "The Feels" (The Stereotypes Remix) – 3:22
- "The Feels" (Yves V Remix) – 2:15
- "The Feels" (Instrumental) – 3:18
- "The Feels" (The Stereotypes Remix Instrumental) – 3:22
- "The Feels" (Yves V Remix Instrumental) – 2:15
VI. Spotify Playlist
VIII. Concept Pictures