TWICE Turn Into Cheerleaders in Candy-Colored 'Wake Me Up' Music Video: Watch

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TWICE, "Wake Me Up"

K-pop girl group TWICE cheer on listeners in the latest music video for their new Japanese single "Wake Me Up."

Keeping busy, TWICE’s electro-pop “Wake Me Up” is the nonet’s third Japanese song of the year to be released with a music video, and follows last month’s release of their Korean What Is Love? EP. Overflowing with singsong chants and a perky chorus, the new single was released on Wednesday (April 25) and twinkles with digital quirks and frenzied snare beats as it surges forward as a sonic pick-me-up.

Dedicated to their ONCE fans, the music video features the nine members of the group portraying chic school girls and switching off between a variety of settings and outfits as they sing and dance along to the upbeat song. Much of the choreography is performed in athletic wear as TWICE cheer on the listeners, with and without pompoms, and serve up Para Para-inspired dance moves.

Unlike past videos that have featured social media-inspired elements, TWICE “Wake Me Up” gets a bit of an old-school treatment, with Chaeyong looking at videos of the members on what appears to be one of the earliest Mac operating systems.  

With three Japanese members, TWICE has seen major success in Japan and regularly appear within the Top 10 of the Japan Hot 100 chart. The release of “Wake Me Up” and its music video precedes the group's third Japanese single album of the same name, which is set to drop on May 16. Along with "Wake Me Up," it will also feature a second song, "Pink Lemonade."

Watch the music video here: