RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER & 3-EPISODE MV Review

A bit delayed on posting this as this Review since it is in honor of RED VELVET’s 6th anniversary since their debut on August 1, 2014…which is about two weeks ago…😅✌

But…

…better late than never…

For the love of RED VELVET…. 

As well the official debut of the subunit RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI and their release of their first mini album earlier last month in July!

Besides my 3nd RED VELVET Album review!!!

Particularly 1st RED VELVET subunit Album review…

Following up after BLACKPINK’s HOW YOU LIKE THAT MV REVIEW…

This time an MV REVIEW for RED VELVET’s latest videos…

Well…specifically Irene & Seulgi subunit…

Especially 1st Kpop post for August!!!

Woohoo!…. 😊

Anyways…PRESENTING…

And been a long time coming…

RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER & 3-EPISODE MV Review

Disclaimer: I do not own #REDVELVET …(But I am a #REVELUV s ) Any information about the members, I got from Wikipedia 😊 Peace out! And any pictures, I got online 😅✌

First off, like all my previous album reviews post, I want to clarify I am no musical expert. But I am a music lover who is particularly leaning or more inclined towards KPOP & other Asian music.

Don’t get me wrong I am into all kinds of music like classical music, instrumental to anime theme songs and International artists as well like Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Jojo, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Taylor Swift, NSYNC etc etc, just to name a few. But as I mentioned before I lean a little more towards KPOP especially these past couple years.

Also, like I mentioned many times in all of my previous KPop album reviews, my interest in KPOP all started with the debut of 2NE1, BLACKPINK’s,  iKON’s, WINNER’s and Lee Hi’s older sister group from the same entertainment agency. The same group…who Park Bom, in one of my previous album reviews was also in…

And…

Like I said…. 2NE1 opened the doors to me to KPOP, with BIGBANG another sibling BUT elder group steeping deeply into my heart, followed by other artists including iKON, WINNER, BLACKPINK and LEE HI in their entertainment agency, YG entertainment. But more of them on another time, including 2NE1 cause to me 2NE1 is always forever and legendary! 

But for now, unlike my previous KPOP album reviews… This will be non-YG artist K-Pop MV review… 

With the focus of my review is on RED VELVET, the subunit of IRENE & SEULGI and their masterpiece, RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER but this time instead of the Mini Album which was released in on  JULY 6, 2020…  I will focus on the MVs they released last month… Monster and the 3-Episode MV of Naughty, Irene and Uncover…

Peace out btw for going off topic. 😊 Warning, I might do this every once in a while. LOL

Why is RED VELVET a non-YG artist?! It is because if you don’t know yet and are not a K-Pop fan…. Red Velvet is under SM Entertainment also known as SM Town! The home of Hallyu K-Pop Legends…Super Junior, Korea’s National Girl Girl…Girls’ Generation aka SNSD, and other popular groups like EX0, SHINee, F(x), NCT, TVXQ and BOA!

Anyways… As I was saying… the focus of my review is on RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER MV!!!

Secondly, I have listened to their entire album RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album before especially on #Spotify and #Youtube when it was first released not too long ago…. this past week.

Anyways I  have already made a review of all the songs in the Mini Album RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album, that’s why this time I am focusing on their MONSTER MV…

Thirdly, disclaimer, I want to clarify this review is like a mention before is from my thoughts, feelings and possibility on interpretation of MV as well as a much more elaborate review of the song MONSTER…before and after reading the English translations…

So you don’t have to take what I say seriously just with a grain of salt. But I do hope this gets you interested in RED VELVET and KPOP as a whole. 

Just a little bit about RED VELVET… 

They are a Five-member female KPOP group.  This Quintet consists of from oldest to youngest… Irene, Wendy, Seulgi, Joy and Yeri! The debuted in August 1, 2014 with Happiness as a four-member group consisted of Irene, Wendy, Seulgi and Joy….it was in March 2015 when Yeri was added to the group.  Since their debut, they released two studio albums, one reissue album and seven extended plays.  Their popular singles that all topped the charts include Ice Cream Cake, Dumb Dumb, Russian Roulette, Rookie,  Peek-a-Boo, Bad Boy, Red Flower and Power Up. Their name, Red Velvet means their two sides, “Red” and “Velvet” also known as their dual concept that influences their style and music.  The “Red” side is when they release mainly pop music that is bright and youthful.  While the “Velvet” side is when they release R&B type music with a more mature concept.  This dual concept of theirs earned them much international praise for their versatility and diverse music.  And as I mentioned earlier…RED VELVET’s 6th anniversary since their debut on August 1, 2014…was about two weeks ago…

On this IRENE & SEULGI submit…  It has been a long time coming! In their pre-debuts Irene and Seulgi had done a lot of dancing videos together and a lot of live dance performances together. Irene and Seulgi are both popular and beautiful in their own rights… But Irene is mainly known for her beauty, the main rapper, and the leader of RED VELVET while Seulgi is known for her beauty, dancing skills and her unique vocals! But never really got to accentuate their undeniable teamwork, vocals, and dancing duo skills as a duo since their pre debut days and rare special performances until now!

Anyways onwards to the actual review on RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER & 3-EPISODE MV…

First up…

RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER MV!!! Woohoo!!

First on the song itself…a slight recap from the Mini Album review…

Anyways as I mentioned in my previous review of RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album… I mentioned that I totally love MONSTER! No denying it is one of my favorite Red Velvet songs especially for a Irene & Seulgi subunit! It is such as bop song!  And not only that, it is totally hot and sexy!!! Just listening to this song and singing a lot with it, I get this creepy, dangerous but powerfully alluring feeling… 

The song is in my opinion to be from my interpretation of the English lyrics, theme around the monster inside that is dangerously tempting, and the person being tempted and seduced by the monster deals with it at night and only has relief from it once the sun comes back up.

Both Irene and Seulgi’s vocals and raps are amazing! There are moments too that Irene clearly is following the footsteps of her idol BoA especially with her singing style and she does it so well!

Anyways…like I said in the Mini Album review for the song MONSTER…if I was in love and made BAD BOY and PSYCHO as both my anthem songs from RED VELVET especially with all 5 of them in it… Monster got me speechless…the MV, the song, the dance and the cinematography of Monster is undeniably the best in my opinion and I felt that Irene & Seulgi slayed in all aspects of it and it is only two of them!  I can only imagine with all 5 of them doing something like this along these lines… I would be blown away. But honestly even though MONSTER caught me speechless, I would say PSYCHO is still my favorite. Anyways, Monster is an awesome bop song, and I totally and undeniably love it! And with that I will let the song speak for itself especially the MV. I totally recommend the MV and song as a must watch and must listen! This is a MONSTER!!! Pun intended!

Now… I am going to try to get even more deep into the MV of MONSTER…

The dance and the cinematography of Monster is undeniably the best!  And both Irene and Seulgi gives the feeling of “yes we are both beautiful but we are dangerous” vibe!

When I first saw the video, I was blown away and thought I was not ready for this.  The song seems to be pulling you in like a siren. You also get this sexy but creepy vibe from the music.

The scenes are just amazing but creepy… You feel like you are getting warning signals but can’t help being drawn in… Like I said, the song is pulling you in like a siren pulling sailors in to their deaths…

In Monster’s case…it is night time and your dream is pulling you in for the monster to torment you and tease you…

Anyways… at first I thought that both Seulgi and Irene were monsters in the video…

But after several watches of the MV, just to figure out what the MV is trying to interpret the it is meaning of the monster…

Anyways I might be wrong, but this is my interpretation of MONSTER in this review…

I honestly have two interpretations…

First one…

Irene is the monster and Seulgi is the little girl, who by the end of the MV becomes a monster herself…

This is because Irene is the one of who was awake staring at Seulgi while she sleeps, Seulgi is the only one about to shoot something a patch of dirt between graves and Irene was the only one who morphed into a monster…

My other interpretation…

Irene and Seulgi are twins or sisters…. One of them died, my guess is Irene since she is the one staring at Seulgi while she sleeps… Irene reveals herself as a monster. My guess Irene is haunting Seulgi. Seulgi pointing a patch of dirt, likely Irene’s grave. In the end, Seulgi becomes a monster herself…

Anyways either way the MV and the song is awesome and a total must watch….

Moving on…

My review of RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI 3-EPISODE MV!!! Woohoo!!

On the “Naughty” Episode…

First of Naughty was not in my previous review of  RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album  but it is in their mini album…

Anyways…

Naughty is SOOO good. It has an awesome beat and is so groovy and gives off a feel good vibe. It makes you want to bop your head along with the beat. I totally love Red Velvet subunit of Irene and Seulgi’s vocals and harmonization here.

On the Episode MV of Naughty…

Pure Irene and Seulgi dance! And it is amazing! And they are tutting!!! I was beyond speechless!

I can tell they both worked really hard on making their subunit successful and you can see it through the dance. You got to see this to see what I mean…

And with that…

I will let the song and the mv speak for itself…

Next…

“IRENE” Episode…

In Irene episode it is just Irene purely dancing!

Showing everybody that she is an amazing dancer too!

And she is undeniably talented and cool!

I said this in my RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album  review but I am happy for Irene, because out of her members her vocals are the least appreciated, she gets less lines and she has not really promoted many songs of her own even though she is the face of many endorsements. So here, Irene finally gets to shine! Especially the moments that Irene clearly shows she is following the footsteps of her idol BoA especially with her singing style and Irene does it so well. And like her idol, Irene is an amazing dancer herself. And we even get to hear her sing in a low husky luxurious vocal from her usual sweet, angelic soft vocals. Among her members, Irene is the most underrated. So here, especially in this subunit, Irene and her talent finally get to shine!

Finally,

The last episode “UNCOVER by SEULGI”…

Uncover as I mentioned in the RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album Review…

Seulgi’s vocals brings a lot of emotion in this song and it is so mesmerizing and a sexy! When you read the lyrics, she is basically telling the person to listen to their heart and not be afraid to know their true feelings, to not hide how they feel and to uncover their mind and things will get better…

…She interprets it well in the video too.

I am happy she gets to accentuate her vocals her, since usually the focus is on her dancing.

Anyways I will let the song and MV speak for itself because it is undeniably amazing! And of course, she shows once again why she is Red Velvet’s main dancer!

Overall, all 4 MVs are amazing!

And as I mentioned previously in RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album review this IRENE & SEULGI subunit…  this subunit has been a long time coming! And they did an awesome job accentuating their amazing chemistry as a duo! Since they never really got to accentuate their undeniable teamwork, vocals, and dancing duo skills as a duo and their individual skills since their pre debut days and have rare special performances until now! Am happy for both Irene & Seulgi!

And as I mentioned earlier I am especially happy for Irene, because out of her members her vocals are the least appreciated, she gets less lines and she has not really promoted many songs of her own even though she is the face of many endorsements. So here, Irene finally gets to shine! Especially the moments that Irene clearly shows she is following the footsteps of her idol BoA especially with her singing style and Irene does it so well. And we even get to hear her sing in a low husky luxurious vocal from her usual sweet, angelic soft vocals. Among her members, Irene is the most underrated. So here, especially in this subunit, Irene and her talent finally get to shine!

 Anyways RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album containing MONSTER, NAUGHTY and UNCOVER…clearly expresses a different kind of Red Velvet! And it is only 2/5 of them and only a mini album! So, imagine all 5! It’s going to a major masterpiece! Cannot wait for their return as 5, of course, all of them healthy and well especially since Wendy’s incident… But yes, will wait patiently for their return!

Also just to add, even though 2NE1 will always be my favorite top KPOP girl groups along with MAMAMOO, BLACKPINK, 4MINUTE, SISTAR, SNSD etc etc I totally love RED VELVET for their diversity…I also in their variety concepts with some creepy or weird whether in their Pop Bubblegum side or their R&B side, it just works for them. And their songs somehow grow on you. And even if you somehow do not like a song from them too much or not your cup of tea, that song as I mentions grows on you…like it becomes a mantra. Also, their songs and concepts just workfor them because it is a part of their duality. They also give a persona of we are cute, gorgeous even, but we are also “dangerous”. Just check out their MVs to see what I mean; you might get weirded out or creep out at first, but it grows on you and it totally works for them.  And they are undeniably talented and underrated!

Anyways if you made it up to here… Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER & 3-EPISODE MV. Hopefully, this review gets you interested in Red Velvet and KPOP as whole.

Anyways…

Thank you @Spotify for posting RED VELVET IRENE & SEULGI MONSTER – The 1st Mini Album

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