Empowering, meaningful, and courageous, those words might be best to describe the release of the Feel Special album including all the tracks in the Feel Special EP. The tracklist includes the title track “Feel Special,” “Rainbow,” “Get Loud,” “Trick It,” “Love Foolish,” “21:29,” and the last track is a Korean version of their Japanese single “Breakthrough.” Now, let’s talk about a song that might stand out besides only becoming a b-side track, “Get Loud.” From the first verse and the start of the music, we can feel that the song is full of power, and the moment Jihyo sings with her powerful vocals, we can feel the energy flow through the song to us. “Get Loud” is a song that was released at the same time as the Feel Special EP on September 23rd, 2019. The highlight medley that contains spoilers for the song was released on September 21st, 2019, just days before the EP was released.
Background of “Get Loud”
“Get Loud” is a song that was released on September 23rd, 2019, along with the Feel Special EP. The EP Feel Special is a release that followed TWICE‘s Fancy You that was released in the same year. The EP title was first announced on September 9th, 2019, along with the release date of the EP Feel Special. The next day, on September 10th, 2019, the tracklist for the Feel Special EP was released along with the title track. The full title track with the details was released on September 12th, 2019, along with the information about the track that was written by a member. Not until September 18th, 2019, was the photo teaser for all of the members unveiled by the company.
Story of “Get Loud”
The music for the first verse along with the “Might get loud” background singing that is voiced by Jihyo became the powerful beginning for “Get Loud.” “Get Loud” is a song that was written by Jihyo along with JQ. The lyrics represent a girl power anthem. The music composers for “Get Loud” are Miro Markus, Ryan Jhun, and Anna Timgren while the producers for “Get Loud” are Markus and Jhun. For 3:08 minutes, the song that is classified as a dance song gives power to the listener, especially girls that could get dangerous if someone else crosses the line. While writing the lyrics for “Get Loud,” Jihyo said she wanted to pour her anger towards the song. She said, at times, there’s someone saying something that crosses the line and angers her. At first, when the company told her to write lyrics for “Get Loud,” it made her a bit angry, but then, she pursued the anger through the song and made a song that tells people not to cross the line, especially with the words they say. Jihyo also tells a story that when recording for the song, she focused on how to show that anger towards someone that crossed the line with words. Thus, the results are strong vocals from Jihyo shown in the first verse of “Get Loud” and in the chorus.
“Get Loud” Performance
“Get Loud” is undeniably one of the hooked b-side tracks in the Feel Special EP. But, it’s so bad that this song was never performed live even though the members also said that this song will suit an opening for a concert.
“Get Loud” Achievements
In general, the Feel Special EP received a massive amount of love with the number of albums sold. The album was certified Platinum by Gaon because it sold over 250,000 copies. The Feel Special EP also ranked second in the Monthly Gaon Album of September 2019 and recorded sales of 368,842 copies sold. On Billboard, Feel Special was also charted at #1 on September 28th, 2019.