Watch Nayeon and KISS OF LIFE’s Julie perform ‘Magic’ live for the first time

TWICE’s Nayeon and KISS OF LIFE’s Julie recently surprised the audience at Waterbomb Seoul 2024 with a live performance of their collaboration, ‘Magic’.

Over thew weekend, TWICE singer Nayeon performed a set on Day 3 of the annual Waterbomb Festival 2024 in Seoul. During her performance, the K-pop star brought out KISS OF LIFE member Julie to perform their song ‘Magic’ live for the first time.

‘Magic’ was first released last month as part of Nayeon’s second solo mini-album ‘NA’. In an interview with NME, Nayeon shared that Julie was “the first one that came into my mind” when they were in search of a rapper to feature on the track, and that she told her agency that she wanted to work with the KISS OF LIFE member.

I might be out here looking lavish / Watch me doing damage / Yes, I got that magic, magic / Bet you wanna come touch but you can’t have it / Baby, I’m a savage / Ain’t it just like magic,” Nayeon sings on the chorus, while Julie raps in the verses. The pair ended their performance with a hug.


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Aside from ‘Magic’, the record also included collaborations with several other singers, including AKMU’s Lee Chan-hyuk and singer-songwriter Sam Kim. ‘NA’ came two years after the singer’s debut mini-album ‘Im Nayeon’, which made her the first TWICE member to go solo.

Meanwhile, KISS OF LIFE made a comeback last week with their single album ‘Sticky’, which includes the title track and one B-side, ‘Te Quiero’. Earlier this year, the girl group dropped the single album ‘Midas Touch’, which featured the B-side ‘Nothing’. The latter has since been named one of NME’s best K-pop songs of 2024 so far.


In other K-pop news, girl group EVERGLOW have announced new dates of their upcoming 2024 ‘Pulse and Heart’ tour in the Americas. They will kick off the tour this September in Santiago, Chile before performing in the US, Mexico and Brazil.