Alright, 2015 was probably one of the best years for Kpop and as soon as Fall arrived it seemed like every company was unstoppable due to the amount of amazing comebacks and debuts that happened near the end of last year and Red Velvet sure made part of that.
On September 8th, Red Velvet made their comeback with their first full length album The Red with the title song Dumb Dumb.
Desregarding the not-so-happy things everyone knows about SM Entertainment, we’re all aware that they’re not a company to slack on their artists when it comes to drop great that’s going to leave us all blown away, and Red Velvet are no exception. Just a year after they’re debut, Red Velvet were able to top the Billboard Charts with The Red and, recently, Dumb Dumb was the only Kpop music video to be considered one of the 10 best of 2015 by the Rolling Stone magazine, you can read the article here (can’t understand how Drake’s Hotline Bling managed to beat it but oh well)
If you haven’t checked out Dumb Dumb click here
There’s no doubt that this song became iconic, not only for Red Velvet but for Kpop in general. You don’t need to be a Kpop stan to actually like it recognize just how catchy and fresh it is. Red Velvet’s lyrics usually stay in same subject however, it doesn’t make their songs sounds repetitive or annoying, in fact, each of them has become a hit so far and these girls sure have a bright future ahead of them. I really like how unique their concepts always are and I believe that’s probably why they stand out among all the other rookie girl groups.
Great job done with the choreography that totally matches the whole concept in general but of course, we didn’t expect less from them ever since Ice Cream Cake – the other hit dropped a few months before Dumb Dumb.
The music video is just another aspect that makes everyone praise Red Velvet even more. I dare to say that if you watch it once, you can’t avoid to watch it twice. It’s very retro but also aesthetically pleasing and transmits Red Velvet’s concept really well.
I believe that at first people were probably a little confused about the group’s concept when they literally jumped from Happiness to Be Natural. But then we were presented with Ice Cream Cake and Automatic which are equally distinct as the previous ones and that’s how we can tell how unique they are. These are the reasons why I find Dumb Dumb to be a little of mix of both sexy and cute concept – kind of like how Ice Cream Cake was.
The rest of the album is definitely worth listening to, I personally recommend Campfire and Time Slip (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥
Tell me, doesn’t it blow your mind how talented these rookies are?