Today, I wanna talk about K-pop girl band Red Velvet. I'm a bit more excited than usual because they're one of the bands that I really fancy. (I even watched a few episodes of their own variety show.) So, what is so special about them?
First, Red Velvet is a K-pop girl band comprised of five members: Irene, Wendy, Seulgi, Joy and Yeri. Since their debut in 2014, Red Velvet has been one of the top K-pop girl bands. They have massive hit songs like "Red Flavor," "Russian Roulette," "Bad Boy," "Dumb Dumb," and "Rookie."
Obviously, one of the things that makes Red Velvet stand out is their music. Simply said, their music is always "weird" in so many different styles. And that is amazing!
For example, their debut song, "Happiness," is built on an Afro rhythm. But then later, they released "Russian Roulette," a Kawaii- bass track that mainly uses chiptune sounds (the sounds you could hear from classic games like "Starship" and "Super Mario.") (https://youtu.be/MjSSyjQ8MDo)
And on "Red Flavor," they mixed a Jungle bass sound with K-pop. (Kind of like the sound you could hear at 1:15 on this track https://youtu.be/-wmPazbce7g) Recently, they even tried Trap on "Zimzalabim."
So, if your impression of a typical K-pop girl band sound is "perky," "pretty, " "childish," you have to try out Red Velvet's music. You'd be amazed at a broad spectrum of genres they've adopted.
Next, I really like their chemistry with each other. Even though it might be silly to guess their real personalities based on TV, they genuinely seem nice and like each other. It makes me smile and feel great whenever I can feel their genuine friendship. That's why I enjoyed watching their own variety show, "Level Up Project!" as well.
So, these are the reasons why I think Red Velvet is special. If you are interested, you should check out their music and see how you like them as well :) (Check out "Red Flavor" here at https://youtu.be/WyiIGEHQP8o)