TWICE ‘Cry For Me’: Release date, music video, how to live stream, concept and all you need to know about new single

‘Cry For Me’ is a rather 'bad girl' concept as is evident from the released concept video and the banger MAMA performance so far


                            TWICE ‘Cry For Me’: Release date, music video, how to live stream, concept and all you need to know about new single
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K-Pop sensation TWICE is all set to release their new single ‘Cry For Me’ on December 18 after a banger premiering performance of the song on Mnet Asia Music Awards 2020. A new concept video reveals the theme of the single. Here's what the concept film hints about the upcoming music video. 

The short concept film/teaser of ‘Cry For Me’ reveals all the girls in dark costumes looking at the camera with a piercing gaze. The abundance of thorny trees, candles and overall usage of various shades of red and black throughout the concept video hint at a concept of sin and sinners.



 

In an earlier interview, K-pop singer Sunmi shared that the ‘Full Moon’ crooner was originally supposed to write the lyrics of the much-anticipated single of TWICE. She also talked about why she couldn’t end up doing the project.

In a recent Vlive, while interacting with fans, Sunmi asked, "Did TWICE's song come out? Is 'Cry For Me' out? I saw their first stage at MAMA. I was asked to write the lyrics but I was so busy with my promotions at that time that I couldn't. Isn't it really good? I love it."  She added, "Oh, it hasn't been officially released yet? I see. The song is so good though.”

Prior to the release of the music video, a teaser photo of the concept and more will be released on December 14.  Here’s what we know so far about the single release.

Release date and time

TWICE’s 'Cry For Me' will be released on December 18 at 2 pm KST / 12 am EST.

Concept

‘Cry For Me’ is a rather "bad girl" concept as it is evident from the released concept video and the banger MAMA performance so far. The clever use of the red and black palette overall for the background sets the tone of the video with the girls looking alluring in their magnetic gaze. Almost bare set designs with nothing but candles and thorns also hint at the concept of sin. In a pre-chorus Dahyun, Momo and Jeongyeon can be heard singing “Bad boy, bad boy/ Yeah, you really make me a mad girl, mad girl.” 

Pre-buzz

The buzz for this TWICE release is at its all-time high after the teaser film dropped. While the fans have been praising the visuals, some have also noticed the key elements of the video. Jeongyeon is missing in the concept video which makes fans believe that she is the main character for the MV. A fan page shared, “Jeongyeon is missing in the concept film, she’s really the main character of the entire story.”

Another said, “I can't with this powerful visual. Ms Chou Tzuyu ya'll.” A fan shared, “Tzuyu in this concept is beyond powerful! I'm literally crying!” Another excited fan posted, “Cry For Me.. this concept is INSANE.” Speaking of the theme, a fan said, “IT IS SO DARK IN A GOOD WAY DAMN.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Trailer 

Watch the concept film here



 

 

How to live stream

‘Cry For Me’ will be available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. The single can be pre-saved in Spotify and Apple Music from here.

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