June 2, 2022

Red Velvet - Feel My Rhythm - Mini Album review

At the beginning, KPOP girl group Red Velvet introduced a dichotomy in their music, the ‘red’ concept being youthful and colorful and the ‘velvet’ concept being soft and mature. But seeing how they are now; it is evident that they learned and grew with that foundation in their musicality. Still the same, but better. Let’s get to know more about their new mini album The ReVe Festival – Feel My Rhythm.

Seven months after releasing their EP Queendom last August 2021, they came back with this adventurous mini album on March 21, 2022. And this album was the sequel of their The ReVe Festival Trilogy from 2019, where the worldwide-famous song, PSYCHO, was part of. The teaser for the title track “Feel My Rhythm” was posted last March 17 and it immediately drew the attention of both the fans and the KPOP community. Bach’s Air on the G String can be heard in the introduction.

Feel My Rhythm showcases Red Velvet’s musical color, but more on the ‘velvet’ side. ReVeluvs have mixed reactions. Some totally loved it and there are also some who gave their honest criticisms. But despite wordy evaluations, a lot of fans praised how beautiful the songwriting is. From the word ‘Festival’ in the album’s name, fans concluded that these tracks are a confession, and also a celebration. You can say that it is one of Red Velvet’s most comforting and empowering songs so far. And it was so perfect for Spring.

And now, let’s talk about the music video. First, it was aesthetically gorgeous, with the concept and styling. Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri all served stunning visuals, as always. There were some people who were creeped out with the bird-inspired costumes. But overall, the comments were fairly positive.

Though the title track has received mixed reactions, most ReVeluvs agree that the B-sides are immaculate. Rainbow Halo serves the usual Red Velvet pop genre. Beg For Me seduces with its sexy and dance-y sound. Bamboleo surprised the fans with its city pop genre. Good, Bad, and Ugly pleased with the typical R&B style. And last, but not the least, In My Dreams proved to be a fan-favorite with its elegant and melodious sound.

The ReVe Festival – Feel My Rhythm mini album has been considered 2022’s best KPOP girl group comeback so far. Basically, it sold half a million copies in Red Velvet’s 8th year, at the height of KPOP’s 4th generation era, proving its relevance in the industry. Embodying the group’s maturity upfront, there’s still so much to be discovered or left to imagine in this album. This may be the start of Red Velvet's 2022 takeover and another great addition to any playlist!

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