TWICE recently completed the North American leg of their 2019 Twicelights world tour, and will be performing several shows in Japan in coming months. They are set to release a webseries on YouTube in 2020 that will focus on the American leg of the tour.
The new EP will be the first from the nonet since member Mina has taken a break from TWICE’s activities due to her mental health struggles, as the 22-year-old was recently diagnosed with anxiety. According to TWICE’s management company, JYP Entertainment, Mina’s participation in TWICE moving forward will depend on her health condition.
"On the premise with this variable situation, Mina herself, members and [the] company are deciding together through consultation about Mina's participation of any schedule," JYP told Billboard in a translation of the company's Korean statement. "Moreover, as Mina's schedule participation must be based on objective health situation, we request for fans' kind consideration in regards to her selective participation is inevitable."
The company reportedly neither confirmed nor denied reports that she was participating in the shoot for the music video of Feel Special's single, though a physical album will correspond to her according to the images revealed depicting previews of the album.
Billboard has reached out to JYP Entertainment to confirm whether or not Mina will appear on Feel Special.
Update: On Monday (Sept. 9, Sept. 10 in South Korea), JYP announced the track list for the album, which features seven songs including the title track "Feel Special" and a Korean version of the group's recent Japanese single, "Breakthrough."
Check out some of the teasers below.