You’re your own self, and you can shine like a diamond. That is what TWICE says in “POLISH.” TWICE may mostly talk about love, but it’s mostly because there are also songs that are trying to empower and give comfort to their listeners. One of the songs that is trying to empower their listeners is “POLISH.” “POLISH” is a TWICE Japanese song that is included in the album &Twice. &Twice has ten tracks on it and was released on November 19th, 2019. The album is TWICE’s second Japanese album after #Twice.

Background of “POLISH”

“POLISH” is the eighth track on the &Twice album. “POLISH” was released on November 19th, 2019, along with the other tracks on the &Twice album. The announcement of the release of TWICE’s second Japanese album was held on September 6th, 2019, on their website and TWICE’s media social. While the album was scheduled to release on November 19th, 2019, the main title for &Twice that is “Fake & True” was digitally released earlier on October 18th, 2019, along with the music video. After the announcement of TWICE’s Japanese comeback, TWICE then released a group photo on October 7th, 2019, while the tracklist for the album was released on October 10th, 2019.

Story of “POLISH”

“We are diamond,“ the lyrics of the song is TWICE trying to remind their fans or their listeners that when everything goes wrong, remember it’s a part of becoming polished because they are a diamond. Just like a diamond, we are shining in our own way and in our own time. Even when the days are filled with tears, it can become a power to face and live tomorrow. There might be many missed opportunities, perfectly missed timings, or failures that we face, but it doesn’t matter because just like a diamond, polishing is a part of the process to make it shine, and we can always chase the next chance and make it ours. Everyone is a diamond, just like what TWICE says. “POLISH” has a slow tempo and was written by Lauren Kaori and Yuki Kokubo. The ones who are credited as the music composers for “POLISH” are Julia Ross and Gannin Arnold. The song with a 3:01 length was produced by Gannin Arnold.

“POLISH” Achievement

TWICE is commercially successful not only in South Korea but also in Japan. In Japan, their &Twice album reached the top of the Billboard Japan Hot album list with a record of 133,163 copies being sold and 1,903 albums downloaded. While on Oricon, TWICE also topped the Oricon album chart with a number of 124,197 copies sold.  

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