After achieving major success over the past two years with cheerful, hook-filled hits, Korean girl group TWICE returned on Sunday (Feb. 19) with their latest single “Knock Knock.”
The new song is a sugary, pop confection from the act's their newly released EP, Twicecoaster: Lane 2, the reissue of last year’s Twicecoaster: Lane 1. Lane 2 features two new songs -- “Knock Knock” and the ballad “Ice Cream”-- in addition to Lane 1’s original seven. The update also features several remixes and instrumental versions of TWICE’s previous singles “TT,” “Cheer Up” and “Like Ooh-Ahh.”
“Knock Knock” favors a twinkling bubblegum pop style and an ‘80s-inspired house beat, with an earworm of a chorus that cheerfully pounds its way through the song. The bright tune weaves electronic and rock elements into its infectious melody, most noticeably during the post-chorus bridge that is entirely devoid of vocals, giving “Knock Knock” a hint of the complexity that’s propelled TWICE’s previous singles to the top of Korean music charts.