Review: Twice - I Can't Stop Me
Last year, I became a Twice fan finally with the triple punch of 'Fancy', 'Breakthrough', and 'Feel Special'. Then, this year, we got the pretty pathetic 'Fanfare', and the mixed bag of 'More and More'. Thus, the expectations for 'I Can't Stop Me' were leaning towards negative, and I think this worked in favor of the track. It is not a 'Breakthrough', but boy is it their best single this year (I have yet to hear the album).
Icy 80s synths are coming back recently, especially for Korean female artists (males have gone for disco more). From 'Initial S' to 'La Di Da', I think this is due to Dua Lipa's 'Physical' influence. And one thing I must say, I like this trend. The verses are good, and they feel like they are building towards something.
The chorus has a go for broke energy and does not fail to disappoint. It is not the best chorus of this style, that would be La Di Da, but it is better than most choruses this style, and drives this track.
There is also this excellent rap break at the end of the track. The lyrics, which were solid to this point, become cheesy, but it feels so good for us to finally get a good girl group rap this year (we have not got one since Craxy's 'Aria'). Overall, I can't stop me thumps expectations as is easily one of Twice's best tracks.