Touch (Miss A album)

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Touch
EP by Miss A
Released February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
Recorded JYP Studio, Seoul, South Korea
2012
Genre K-pop, Dance Pop
Length 20:59
Label JYP Entertainment, KMP Holdings, Universal Music
Producer Park Jin Young
Miss A chronology
A Class
(2011)
Touch
(2012)
Independent Women Part III
(2012)
Singles from Touch
  1. "Touch"
    Released: February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
  2. "Over U"
    Released: April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)

Touch is the third mini album (counted as first) by South Korean-Chinese girl group Miss A. It was released on February 20, 2012. The album contains six new tracks. The song Touch served as its lead single.

Only track no.1: Touch and track no.5: Over U were later added on Miss A's second album Hush

Background[edit]

Miss A announced their comeback in Korea with a new mini-album called "Touch", that is confirmed to be released on February 20, 2012. The first music video teaser featuring their youngest member Suzy, for their song "Touch", was uploaded on their official YouTube channel, on February 13. The second teaser featuring their rapper Jia was released on February 14. The third teaser featuring their elder member Fei was released on February 15. The final music video teaser featuring their 4th member Min was released on February 16. On February 19, 2012, the music video was uploaded to YouTube through Miss A's official channel and gained over one million views in two days.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Composition[edit]

"Touch" was written and produced by J.Y. Park. It is said to be an addictive dance track with lyrics detailing the feelings of a girl who meets a new love after getting hurt in the past.

"Lips" was produced by Fuego who worked on Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music", and composed by Redd Stylez, Nikki Flores, and Billion Dollar Baby, who have worked with top artists like Usher. The dance track is guaranteed to bring Miss A a fresh new style with its addictive melody and fun lyrics about falling in love.

"Rock n Rule" is a pop-electro club track that incorporates elements of dubstep in its bridge. The song will have you up and dancing with its lively melody. "No Mercy" fuses British rock with the sound of synthesizers, resulting in a sophisticated, yet lively vibe.

"Over U" is a dance track produced by Deepfrost and Billion Dollar Baby, and was dually composed by Ursula Yancy (who has worked with artists like Rihanna) and Noday (who has collaborated with Girls' Generation and TVXQ).

"Touch (Newport Mix)" is an R&B version of the original title track.[7][8]

Release and promotion[edit]

The full mini-album was released on February 20, 2012. Promotions for "Touch" began on February 23, 2012, on M! Countdown. They ended their promotions by performing the second single "Over U" during their last week leading towards April 1, 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

The album received positive reception, topping several charts. EY Magazine rated the mini album 4.9 out of 5: "Miss A has returned, though they hadn’t left for too long. It’s quite impressive how these ladies manage to captivate an audience every single time they release new music. Is it their singing, the dance moves, those well toned bodies, edgy outfits or girl power? Or maybe its the fact that their backed by one of the biggest producers in kpop? In all honesty, I think its their talent and drive to be the best and do it better all the time."[9]

Tracklisting[edit]

Official Tracklist[10]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Touch" (터치) Park Jin Young Park Jin Young Park Jin Young, Hong Ji Sang 3:58
2. "Lips"   Billion Dollar Baby Redd Stylez, Nikki Flores, Alexander Palmer, Billion Dollar Baby Fuego 3:35
3. "Rock n Rule"   Noday Noday, Park Jiho Noday, Park Jiho 3:20
4. "No Mercy"   Hong Ji Sang Hong Ji Sang Hong Ji Sang 3:29
5. "Over U"   Kim Eun Soo, Ursula Yancy, Billion Dollar Baby Yoon Sung Ho, Noday Noday, Billion Dollar Baby, Thomas J. Heyerdahl, Jan Janski Lindvaag for Deepfrost 3:09
6. "Touch" (Newport Mix) Park Jin Young Park Jin Young Lee Woo Min 3:23
Total length:
20:49

Charts[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart[12] 2
Gaon Monthly album chart[12] 5

Songs chart[edit]

Song Peak position
KOR US
Gaon Chart[12] K-Pop Billboard[13]
"Touch" 2 2
"No Mercy" 20 39
"Lips" 44 54
"Over U" 52 69
"Rock n Rule" 60 71
"Touch" (Newport Mix) 133

Sales[edit]

Chart Sales
Gaon physical sales[14] 21,613

References[edit]

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