Red Velvet returns with a track that is a little more cutesy than what we normally get from them sonically…even though their trying to kill each other in the visual.

Russian Roulette is one of those tracks that sneaks up on you with how much you end up liking it by the time it’s over.  The somewhat generic dance beat is such a far cry from anything one any of their releases (even The Velvet; which didn’t do as well with fans but was still a big hit), but it’s saved by the subtle harmonies and vocals that the group members provide.  You have to listen closely at times to hear it over the bouncy beat, but there is hardly a second when at least two of the ladies aren’t doing some kind of synchronized singing.  There are times when the harmonies are fuller than others, but the lush tone is always there and it offsets the repetitive production greatly.

The lyrics also provide a nice extended metaphor build on the idea of a risky move for their paramours’ to seek out their hearts.  It’s not overdone, but it continues solidly throughout.

Red Velvet is fast becoming one of those groups that you can depend on for a solid vocal performance while still providing tracks that fit into a modern aesthetic.  We’re looking forward to the next full project.

pop!gasa is our dazzling secret…

Lyrics:
La-La-La-La-La–

Surrounded by a sharp secret
Behind a veil
Deeper and deeper, h-h-hush
Aiming for your heart now
This place is the color of a dark night
Even the shadows get lost

Oh you’re always like, love is game
You say it’s light and easily enjoyed
Why do you keep saying these bad things
Trying to avoid me?

Growing heart b-b-beat
It’s getting faster
Not like you, heart b-b-b-beat
Whenever you see me
Till the very last moment
It comes closer and closer, crazy
The risky aim, Russian Roulette
Ah-Ah-Ah-Yeah
La-La-La-La-La–
Heart B-B-B-Beat
Until the very last moment
You’ll have to trust me
I’m your sweet Russian Roulette

A dazzling secret
You can’t turn away from it anymore
I’ll p-p-push your button
Accept it now
So your heart can be filled with me
You’ll look for me even when you’re dreaming

Oh you still say, love is game
You tell me but you’re voice is shaking
Past the playful eyes
I see you, not knowing what to do

Growing heart b-b-beat
It’s getting faster
Not like you, heart b-b-b-beat
Whenever you see me
Till the very last moment
It comes closer and closer, crazy
The risky aim, Russian Roulette
Ah-Ah-Ah-Yeah
La-La-La-La-La–
Heart B-B-B-Beat
Until the very last moment
You’ll have to trust me
I’m your sweet Russian Roulette

You never had this deep of a dream before
My heart and this night makes this game flicker
You can’t control

Growing heart b-b-beat
It’s getting faster
About to explode Heart B-B-B-Beat
I’ll hold onto the key
Till the very last moment
It comes closer and closer, crazy
The risky aim, Russian Roulette
Ah-Ah-Ah-Yeah
La-La-La-La-La–
Heart B-B-B-Beat
It’s already engraved in you, can’t take it out
Deeper in your heart
I’m your sweet Russian Roulette

Growing heart b-b-beat
It’s getting faster
La-La-La-La-La–
Growing heart b-b-beat
It’s getting faster
La-La-La-La-La–
Heart B-B-B-Beat

Advertisements