'The ReVe Festival' Day 1

Red Velvet - 'The ReVe Festival' Day 1
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2019 Ratings: #1036
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June 19, 2019 / Release Date
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SM Entertainment / Label
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So according to YouTube comment sections, this EP project and the lead-off single, Zimzalabim is considered as "π”Όπ•©π•‘π•–π•£π•šπ•žπ•–π•Ÿπ•₯𝕒𝕝 𝕂-ℙ𝕠𝕑"
Literally laughed for 10 minutes straight. I can't even breathe, send help!

This is a strange way for me to say "I'm back", but yes, I'm indeed back after my super long HORRIFYING 3-day hiatus. I was busy and had exams to do, went pretty well. Feeling good right now, how's everyone else doing?! :) ... read more
A return to form after a mediocre Japanese EP, 'The ReVe Festival' Day 1 gets back to the pop bliss that makes Red Velvet so much fun. Lead single "Zimzalabim" is a weird word and a weird song, a little disjointed but strangely addicting. Though not the best form of Red Velvet, it offers a glimpse of them shaking up the formula, which isn't a bad thing. "Sunny Side Up!" and "Milkshake" are more traditional Red Velvet songs, with big, catchy synth lines prevalent ... read more
After very nearly hitting the gold-standard with their second LP “Perfect Velvet”, K-pop dynamos Red Velvet seemed unstoppable. At their best, the group was as experimental as K-pop could get: chirpy love songs delivered with steely detachment, sappy ballads transformed into soaring dance numbers, their discography continuously subverted the rigid binary of superficial girl group ‘concepts’ in the build-up to something new. Each new release built upon the last, inching ... read more
I don't even know if Zimzalabim should be classified as music. It's such a mess, and so is the majority of this album.

There are some absolutely horrendous rap portions and overly forced cutesy vocals that sound straight out of a 2016 Twice album, and it feels like a huge step down from a group that has previously released comprehensive and congenial records.

The only song with any replayability is 'Sunny Side Up', which is a soulful vocal-heavy track with a very catchy hook and reggae ... read more
I... I'm actually surprised I didn't like this. As much as the tracks sound well-planned, it all feels so messy and random... Oh, what even...
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Track List

  1. Zimzalabim
  2. Sunny Side Up!
  3. Milkshake
  4. Bing Bing
  5. Parade
  6. LP
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Added on: June 6, 2019