Uhm…should we be worried about Red Velvet’s murderous impulses?

When people heard that Red Velvet would be returning with a new album dedicated to their velvet side, we were excited and wondered what the first single would sound like.  Then the teasers dropped and we were like…okay, this is still sounding pretty red to us.  But now, after hearing the whole thing, we get it and we love it.

What makes this a part of their more R&B tinged velvet side are the vocals.  The harmonies here, while somewhat understated next to the bright and infectious production, are full and rather complex.  The ladies of this group have always seemed to have the ability to hide in plain sight with their rich tone that manages to come through without overwhelming the mood of the track or the listener’s ears.

There is so much personality in this track thanks to the leads.  Distinct and full of color, this is something that a lot of their previous releases have been lacking.  When each of them drops in with the adlibs, they elevate the track to a whole new level and add some much needed to a chorus that is surprisingly minimal.

Not that it’s bad by any means.  When you first hear it, it sounds very busy but, after a few listens, you begin to realize that what led you to think that was the distinction of instrumentation.  A heavy and throbbing bassline, four-by-four beats, a xylophone melody, the occasional horn blast to accentuate the chorus, and that five-note, slightly screechy overlap are pretty much all that exist here.  It’s just enough to give the song some bounce and make it easily identifiable, but not so much that everything else get buried beneath it.

This song is so catchy and addictive; we dare you to get it out your head before the end of the day.

Our hearts always flutter for pop!gasa

Lyrics:
Uhm yeah yah

Oh gosh so crazy (Oh gosh)
Yeah, I’m an emotional girl
I fall in love so easily
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
I like new things, they sparkle
Everyone’s like that, right?

Peek-A-Boo!
It’s love only when my heart flutters
(La la la la la)
All my friends yell at me, they say I have a problem
I’m fine fine fine fine fine fine

Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
A fox who wants to have fun, that’s me
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo

I said 1, 2, 3!
Play the game again
Let’s press the button, hurry like kung fu
Don’t be surprised even if I change my mind
Aren’t you attracted to me? Then excuse me
Call me, let’s go play all night
Restart a game!
Go forward, roll it Blanka!

Tonight (let’s go)
The playground is popping
No time to be bored
(Yeah yeah yeah)
Go round and round, everyone is the same
Then we locked eyes

Peek-A-Boo!
This is new, is this love?
(La la la la la)
All my friends yell at me, they say I have a problem
I’m fine fine fine fine fine fine
(Ma Boo-Boo-Boo
Peek-A-Boo-Boo-Boo-Boo)

Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo

Tag, you’re it!
It’ll be fun, I’ll include you here
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)
Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym
Let’s play
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)

Peek-A-Boo!
It’s strange, you’re different
I stop this game and I look at you again
I’m not afraid, because I just felt
That a new story will begin

Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo
A fox who wants to have fun, that’s me
Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo

Tag, you’re it!
It’ll be fun, I’ll include you here
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)
Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym
Let’s play
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)

Tag, you’re it!
It’ll be fun, I’ll include you here
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)
Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym
Let’s play a little more
(Peek-Peek-A-Peek-A-Boo)

Peek-A-Boo
Peek-A-Boo
Peek-A-Boo

Advertisements