TWICE‘s first-ever sub-unit MISAMO, comprised of Japanese members Mina, Momo, and Sana, recently made their debut.
Their new song “Do not touch” from their first 1st mini album Masterpiece might have just been released, but it’s already receiving a lot of praise for good reasons.
At a time when increasingly minors are debuting, many K-Pop fans rejoiced seeing adults “debut” with a mature concept.
misamo saw y’all begging for grown women music in kpop and gave just that https://t.co/DTvr13hoIg
— AARON (@lidolmix) July 13, 2023
The music video also contains references to many famous works of art. This is symbolism that also connects to the album’s title Masterpiece. Art is often referred to as masterpieces, which you are warned not to touch.
— BadWolfOnce 🐺 🍭 “ T.W.I.C.E! ” (@BadWolfOnce) July 13, 2023
Not only that, but this plays into the song’s important message that ONCEs are praising. The lyrics are actually preaching about consent. So, it is not just your average “woman empowerment” song. It thoughtfully uses art symbolically and metaphors to communicate a much-needed message concerning the importance of consent, especially in an industry and society that frequently objectifies women.
Yes, you can watch me
But you can’t touch me
Until I feel ready
Yes, you can watch me watch me
But you can’t touch me, touch me
When I say It’s okay
Until the time is right
— MISAMO, “Do not touch”
misamo singing so explicitly about consent in an industry that objectifies womens bodies but also calls them all types of names whenever they show a little bit of skin on their own accord….this is a REAL women empowerment anthem
— ….. (@unclassyparty) July 13, 2023
So, ONCEs are praising the song for not only being a genuinely great song but including a message that everyone needs.
misamo’s title track speaks of consent and that “you can’t touch” until the person is ready
the album is called “masterpiece” while the mv depicts them as pieces of art which irl, come with the warning that you’re not allowed to touch
the big brain behind this deserves a raise.
— anna, samo au in pinned (@mntzkispresso) July 13, 2023
non onces saying dont touch me has trash lyrics, well then watch this ig 🤷🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/Zcy60nEDTI
— local chaeyounger (@ctrlscy) July 14, 2023
Misamo ate this but the lyrics are just as much bc reminds people no matter how much you like someone consent is important pic.twitter.com/tHeNjUJxPG
— Penda⁷ STILL WITH YOU (@midnighttyun) July 14, 2023
We expected nothing less but a “masterpiece” from MISAMO. Yet, they also delivered a cultural reset.
Watch the MV below.