Exclusive: TWS Dishes On Their Comeback, Goals, Support From SEVENTEEN, And More At

TWS is finally here with their highly-anticipated second mini album “SUMMER BEAT”!

On June 24, TWS held a press conference to talk about their latest release “SUMMER BEAT” along with the title track “If I’m S, Can You Be My N?” a hybrid pop song that conveys the heart-fluttering excitement of discovering the reasons why opposites attract.

During the press conference, TWS dished on their comeback. Hanjin shared, “This album is a new start for myself as well as the members. We are working hard every day to show even better performances.”

As their first comeback following their successful debut with “plot twist,” the members expressed their surprise at having received so much love with their debut track. Shinyu explained, “We heard that listeners enjoyed it because they felt the heart-fluttering feelings of first love.”

On meaningful and memorable events since their debut, Dohoon mentioned being with K-pop seniors as well as attending SEVENTEEN’s stadium concert. Youngjae also shared, “My most memorable memory was the first awards ceremony,” reflecting on his nervousness while receiving the Rookie Award. Kyungmin later added, “Within three years, we want to aim to receive the top award at an awards ceremony.”

When asked about overcoming the burden of making a comeback after such a successful debut, Youngjae explained, “It’s a happy sense of responsibility. With our first mini album, we received such unexpected success, and we’re using that as our driving force.”

As the newest boy group to debut under PLEDIS Entertainment following SEVENTEEN, the members also talked about the support they received from SEVENTEEN. Youngjae shared, “SEVENTEEN always greets us warmly and kindly whenever we meet, and they listen closely to each of the members and don’t spare any advice.”

Shinyu revealed, “Seungkwan recently contacted us, telling us that our music is good and to work hard for our comeback,” conveying how he received strength from his support. Hanjin relayed, “While preparing for this comeback, Seungkwan prepared a coffee truck for us.” When asked if there is any food he wants to ask SEVENTEEN to treat them to, he added, “These days, I like egg bread. Please treat us to egg bread!”

When asked if there are any variety shows the members want to appear on, Shinyu further mentioned, “I enjoy ‘Amazing Saturday,’ where lots of K-pop idol sunbaes appear on. I saw Key danced to ‘plot twist,’ and I want to perform the dance challenge for this new song with him.”

On making their debut around the same time as other fifth-generation idols including RIIZE, Youngjae shared, “We always exchange friendly greetings backstage. I hope to mature [as a group] together with them.”

Jihoon shared, “While practicing for the title track, we had so much fun because the music and choreography were so enjoyable. We hope that the public also enjoys the song.” Finally, to wrap up, Dohoon shared, “Within three years, we want to hold a concert with fans all over the globe.”

TWS made their comeback on June 24 at 6p.m. KST with “Summer Beat.” Check out the music video for the title track here!

Photo Credit: PLEDIS Entertainment

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