Red Velvet is back with a new single and, while it looks like there hasn’t been a change in members (the group is supposed transitory), there is a little bit of a change in sound.  Dumb Dumb is upbeat with more of an R&B sound than their previous dance tracks but the vocals still hold out well as that is really what makes this group stand out.  Their harmonies are good and their energy, no matter what they sing, is appropriate to the track.  Lyrically, we’ll have to wait to find out what this track is about but we’re kind of worried about the Michael Jackson song-themed rap that comes towards the end.

Update: Unlike with Monsta X, our opinion of this song hasn’t changed because we’ve gotten the translation.  In fact, it’s a little higher because the Michael Jackson Song section actually works.  There are few sections that are confusing if you don’t understand the culture, but overall it’s obvious that the girls are singing about how stupid they get in front of the guy they like.

We’re not dumb for depending on pop!gasa

I’m thinking hard all day because of you
But I still don’t know what to do with you
Baby baby baby baby baby you
Play me play me play me play me play me

Your eyes take my breath away and confuse me
It makes my rational senses scatter away
Baby baby baby baby baby you
Crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy

Like a mannequin, everything is so awkward
I should just act like I do normally but whenever I see you, I act so stupid

My eyes, nose, lips, even my face, arms, legs, my walk, they won’t listen to me
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The trembling of my heart, my jumping moods, I can’t control it
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I’ve dreamed of a romantic movie
But your love always makes my palms sweaty
Baby baby baby baby baby
You make me crazy crazy crazy crazy hey

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You need to “Beat It”
That boy Michael Jackson ”Bad”
I’m not your “Billie Jean”
Don’t you “Leave Me Alone”
But you’re so ambiguous, I want “Black Or White”
I can’t give up on you, my “Man In The Mirror”
“Why You Wanna Trip On Me”
You’re too harsh
Boy, you make me “Scream”
Why am I like this?
Well, your “Love really Never Felt So Good”
It’s so electrifying that it’s like watching the “Thriller”

I can’t escape from you
I hate you but I don’t
I wanna be like that unni
But you keep calling me cute

Like my little brother’s robot, everything is so awkward
What do I do? I think I’m broken, I forgot even how to breathe

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