Summer Nights (Twice album)

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Summer Nights
Twice Summer Nights.jpg
Studio album (reissue) by
ReleasedJuly 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)
StudioJYPE Studios
ProducerJ.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"
Twice chronology
What Is Love?
Summer Nights
Singles from Summer Nights
  1. "Dance the Night Away"
    Released: July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)

Summer Nights is the expanded reissue of What Is Love?, the fifth extended play release by South Korean girl group Twice. It was released on July 9, 2018 by JYP Entertainment.[2][3][4][5]

Background and release[edit]

On June 7, 2018, JYP Entertainment (JYPE) confirmed that Twice was scheduled to make a comeback in July and that the music video for the title track was filmed in Japan.[6] Later that month, it was officially announced that Twice would release a special album titled Summer Nights, a reissue of their fifth extended play (EP) What Is Love?. The EP includes nine songs, including the six found on the original release, and a new songs including the single "Dance the Night Away" and "Shot Thru the Heart", written by Twice's Japanese members Momo, Sana and Mina.[7][8][9][10]

A short video preview of the three new songs was released on July 8.[11] The album, along with the music video of "Dance the Night Away", was officially released the next day on various music portals.[1][12][13][14]


On June 19, 2018, it was confirmed that Twice would guest on Idol Room, the group's first variety show for their comeback with Summer Nights.[15]

Track listing[edit]

1."Dance the Night Away"Wheesung (Realslow)
Jonatan Gusmark & Ludvig Evers a.k.a. Moonshine3:02
  • Lee Woo-min "collapsedone"
  • Valeria Del Prete
Lee Woo-min "collapsedone"3:07
3."Shot Thru the Heart"
David Anthony Eames3:26
4."What Is Love?"J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"Lee Woo-min "collapsedone"3:29
5."Sweet Talker"
  • Erik Lidbom
  • MLC
  • Julie Yu
Erik Lidbom for Hitfire Production3:29
The Elev3n3:10
8."Say Yes"MonotreeMonotreeMonotree3:04
  • Frants
  • Valeria Del Prete
  • Sean Alexander
  • Frants
  • Avenue 52
Total length:29:44


Credits adapted from album liner notes.[16]

  • J. Y. Park "The Asiansoul" – producer
  • Lee Ji-young – direction and coordination (A&R)
  • Jang Ha-na – music (A&R)
  • Kim Yeo-joo (Jane Kim) – music (A&R)
  • Kim Ji-hyeong – production (A&R)
  • Cha Ji-yoon – production (A&R)
  • Choi A-ra – production (A&R)
  • Kim Bo-hyeon – design (A&R), album art direction and design
  • Kim Tae-eun – design (A&R), album art direction and design, and web design
  • Choi Jeong-eun – design (A&R) and album art direction and design
  • Lee So-yeon – design (A&R), album art direction and design, and web design
  • Seo Yeon-ah – design (A&R) and web design
  • Choi Hye-jin – recording and mixing engineer, digital editor (on "Dance the Night Away")
  • Lim Hong-jin – recording and mixing engineer
  • Eom Se-hee – recording and mixing engineer
  • No Min-ji – recording engineer
  • Tony Maserati – mixing engineer
  • James Krausse – mixing engineer
  • Lee Tae-seop – mixing engineer
  • Ko Hyeon-jeong – mixing engineer
  • Master Key – mixing engineer
  • Kwon Nam-woo – mastering engineer
  • Naive Production – video director
  • Kim Young-jo – video executive producer
  • Yoo Seung-woo – video executive producer
  • Kwak Gi-gon at TEO Agency – photographer
  • Jung Nan-young at Lulu – hair director
  • Son Eun-hee at Lulu – hair director
  • Choi Ji-young at Lulu – hair director
  • Jo Sang-ki at Lulu – makeup director
  • Zia at Lulu – makeup director
  • Jeon Dal-lae at Lulu – makeup director
  • Won Jung-yo at Bit&Boot – makeup director
  • Choi Su-ji at Bit&Boot – makeup director
  • Oh Yu-ra – style director
  • Shin Hyun-kuk – management and marketing director
  • Kang Da-sol – choreographer
  • Kim Sun-mi – choreographer
  • Nana choreographer crew – choreographer
  • Today Art – printing
  • Moonshine – all instruments (on "Dance the Night Away")
  • Wheesung (Realslow) – vocal director (on "Dance the Night Away")
  • Kwon Seo-young – background vocals (on "Dance the Night Away")
  • Jung Eun-kyung – digital editor (on "Dance the Night Away")
  • Lee Woo-min "collapsedone" – all instruments, computer programming, guitar, and synths (on "Chillax" and "What Is Love?"), piano (on "What Is Love?")
  • Friday of Galactika – vocal director (on "Chillax"), vocal producer and background vocals (on "What Is Love?" and "Stuck"), recording engineer (on "Stuck")
  • E.Na – background vocals (on "Chillax", "What Is Love?" and "Stuck")
  • David Anthony Eames – all instruments and computer programming (on "Shot Thru the Heart")
  • Kevin Oppa – vocal director (on "Shot Thru the Heart")
  • Park Sung-mi – background vocals (on "Shot Thru the Heart")
  • Park Soo-min – background vocals (on "What Is Love?", "Sweet Talker" and "Ho!")
  • Erik Lidbom – all instruments, computer programming, and digital editor (on "Sweet Talker")
  • Armadillo – vocal director (on "Sweet Talker")
  • Jiyoung Shin NYC – additional editor (on "Sweet Talker", "Ho!", and "Dejavu")
  • The Elev3n – all instruments, computer programming, and digital editor (on "Ho!")
  • Kim Seung-soo – vocal director (on "Ho!")
  • Mental Audio (Eirik Johansen and Jan Hallvard Larsen) – all instruments and computer programming (on "Dejavu")
  • Hayley Aitken – background vocals (on "Dejavu")
  • Anne Judith Wik – background vocals (on "Dejavu")
  • Jowul – vocal director (on "Dejavu")
  • Lee Ju-hyeong – recording engineer, and vocal director, keyboard, Pro Tools operator, and digital editor (on "Say Yes")
  • Jeon Jae-hee – background vocals (on "Say Yes")
  • Jeok Jae – guitar (on "Say Yes")
  • Kim Byeong-seok – bass (on "Say Yes")
  • Frants – all instruments, computer programming, synth, bass, and drum (on "Stuck")
  • Shane – guitar (on "Stuck")



  • JYPE Studios, Seoul, South Korea


  • Mirrorball Studios, North Hollywood, California
  • JYPE Studios, Seoul, South Korea
  • Koko Sound, Seoul, South Korea
  • 821 Sound, Seoul, South Korea


  • 821 Sound Mastering, Seoul, South Korea



Region Certification Certified units/sales
South Korea (KMCA)[24] Platinum 250,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone


Year Award Category Result Ref.
2019 8th Gaon Chart Music Awards Album of the Year – 3rd Quarter Nominated [25]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor Ref.
Various July 9, 2018 Digital download
South Korea
July 10, 2018 CD
United States March 1, 2020 Streaming


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