TWICE has been trailblazing since their debut and have achieved many K-Pop firsts, so it’s not surprising that TWICE may be the first K-Pop group to co-write with an openly transgender composer.
Kim Petras is a transgender German singer and songwriter currently based in Los Angeles. In addition to her own music, Kim Petras has written songs for other artists, including Klaas, Vali, JoJo, and Skylar Stecker.
She also featured on the Charli XCX song “Unlock It” with Jay Park, last year.
Kim Petras has now been credited with co-writing the music for a song on TWICE’s upcoming EP, Yes or Yes.
Kim Petras, CJ Abraham, and MXK have been credited with writing the music for “Young & Wild”, while Chaeyoung and Kim Hyun-yoo (Flying Lab) have been credited with writing its lyrics.
When fans found out about Kim Petras’s involvement, they couldn’t have been more thrilled.
KIM PETRAS COMPOSED A SONF FOR TWICE KPOP IS FUCKING SAVED!!! pic.twitter.com/8ubDLvcyEU
— ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ emma! (@maylovebot) October 25, 2018
I've heard one (1) Kim Petras song and it as incredible, so my wig is anticipating some fire for the track she worked on with Twice. Also am I insane or is 2018 like THE most Western & Kpop collabed year of all time??? Just by sheer quantity alone??
— ︎alikrvsd | [ x x ] SUPER SAIYAN SEULGI (@Seulgorithm) October 25, 2018
my mind litteraly can't get over the fact that Kim Petras wrote a song for TWICE… this isn't a joke this isn't a F*CKING drill!! pic.twitter.com/iFJo9yBSoe
— arthur (@pIaythecards) October 25, 2018
Many are excited to see what kind of vibe she contributes to the track…
kim petras about to give me the synthpop TWICE song I've been begging for…..korean heart to break coming
— (@minachorus) October 25, 2018
We’re going to hear Kim Petras’s signature woo ahh in Twice’s new song
— Albert (@nuabosulli) October 25, 2018
kim petras better bring some of those halloween electro vibes to yes yes.
i need some dark twice.
— ohnicedotone (@ohnicedotone) October 25, 2018
…and can’t wait to hear it!
the Kim Petras Twice bside will probably be their best bside ever
— Kimberley’s Finger Guns (@MsLippington) October 25, 2018
This is so exciting! Can't wait for this TWICE comeback
— bent neck lady (@IgorLuque) October 25, 2018
Luckily, ONCEs won’t have to wait much longer. Yes or Yes is scheduled to drop on November 5.