Red Velvet’s “Happiness” MV Reaction & Review

Red Velvet

Whoa, when did this happen SM? This group kind of popped out of nowhere, like some Athena popping out fully formed to the public. (unlike how EXO had teaser pictures to slowly drag everyone’s interest) And the concept is really, well, bright. Just look at their picture and how they dip dyed their hair. Which, I suppose was a good idea to be able to identify the members (unlike how BAP went all blonde XD).

Three of the four members were introduced in the SM Rookies program so we got to see a bit of their abilities but personally they didn’t really blow my mind. And uh…some of the girls look like members from Girl’s Generation’s Tiffany…

Besides that I was surprised to see that this was the path that SM decided to take with this group. It’s very reminiscent of f(x)’s bright concepts and a bit…not typical SM style. But this group is supposed to be a mix of SNSD and f(x) so maybe that’s what you get when you mash the two groups together?-

Also, the name Red Velvet was chosen because red is usually passionate, bold, and rash while velvet is a more feminine concept. Again, following with the f(x) (being red) and Girl’s Generation (being velvet) fusion concept.

Without further rambling, here’s the music video for their debut, “Happiness”;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4I2Ai-nNOw

REACTION

PARROT

Exotic feels?

Oh like the chorus feel

Ah this is from the teaser!

BOOYAH! XD

Like the vibe

Oh nice beat

So many colors tho

I like her voice

She looks like tiffany

Who muted voice?

Kaleidoscope?

TRIPPY

Smile a bit more?-

This is really trippy

Beachy vibes?

Sounds like they’res saying “INFINITE!” loll

Cheerleader vibe?

I like blue hair’s voice

It’s smart that we can identify them by hair color

…cause they kind of look the same

pink bear again

big flower hat!

SPYING ON SOMEONE IN A RAINBOW ROOM

Weird skirt, greenie

Sounds like school chorus

I LIKE YOUR SKIRT BLUEY

Her voice is really good

Is she the leader?

Ruff voices lol

Primping your hair?

IS THE PINK BEAR THEIR MASCOT

OMG SM THAT’D BE SO CUTE

PINK GUMMY BEAR AS A MASCOT

*watch him not pop up again…ever

REVIEW

Wow, Block B, you have competition for “Most Colorful MV” now. That was one really bright video, wow!- And really trippy too with all the objects hodge-podge behind the members. But the colours suited the jungly vibe well, so good job for that. It’s hard for me to accept that this is from SM though, it’s so…not typical-

The song started with something reminiscent of the movie Rio. And the rap whoa sounded like Amber’s voice! (from f(x)). Besides the two awkward things that sounded like they came from something else, some of the voices were quite nice. I liked the blue girl’s voice~

SIDENOTE/RANDOM NOTE

Sorry to bring it back to how it reminds me of other things but even the talk/rap thing is kind of similar to f(x)’s style…STOP! There goes my opinionated mind stopping me from just enjoying it. After all, these girls worked hard to debut. And it’s not like f(x) owned the style of talk rapping.

The girl who sang in the random slow down part has a great voice. It was a well written part and let us experience the full power of her voice really well. The only thing that feels a bit clunky is how it segued into it?- I felt like the part of the song, though it really highlighted the girl’s voice, didn’t fit into the song. But then, I said this about SNSD’s I Got a Boy, so who knows?

Conclusion

Very colourful. But not as…original? Then again, it is hard to be original nowadays. These girls will be fine, I’m sure because they’re from SM one of the biggest entertainment companies. And they do have some great voices. I just hope that they’ll be able to find their own niche and flavour in the competitive world of Kpop…

 

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