‘Ruler of Summer’, Red Velvet, Releasing Summer Mini Album, ‘Summer Magic’, on August 6th!
Powerful Summer Song to Make Another Hit in Summer, ‘Power Up’!
The ‘Ruler of Summer’, Red Velvet (SM Entertainment), is making a huge comeback with a summer mini album, ‘Summer Magic.’
This album, scheduled for release on August 6th, is delivering a total of seven songs – six new songs including the energetic and powerful summer song, ‘Power Up’, and a bonus track. It will give a chance to fully enjoy Red Velvet’s unique cheerful and bubbly charms and the refreshing summer mood and immense responses are expected from global fans.
Last summer, Red Velvet swept various music charts with ‘Red Flavor’ and won the title of the ‘Best Summer Queen of 2017.’ Red Velvet has also proven their impact as the top-notch girl group in the pop music world with ‘Bad Boy’, the title song of the repacked second regular album released in January, by continuing the perfect winning streak, taking the first places on various domestic digital music and album charts, iTunes Albums Chart in 16 regions around the world, China’s Xiami Music Chart, KKBOX Korean Music Chart in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. For such records, eyes and ears are drawn to Red Velvet’s return.
Title Song: ‘Power Up’ - Powerful Summer Song to Blow Away Heat!!
The title song, ‘Power Up’, is a highly addictive up-tempo pop dance song with many charming elements such as the eccentric 8-bit game source and the sweet hook. The lyric tells listeners that they will be able to work hard once they play hard and gain energy, reminding listeners of the thrill they feel at the moment they leave for the summer holidays.
About ‘Power Up’, YERI said, “We brought this song to give strength to all those who are overcome by heat so I hope it cheers them up”, JOY said, “It’s a great song to listen to in the car when taking a trip with family or friends”, SEULGI said, “Like the title, it powers up in the hot summer”, WENDY said, “More you hear better you feel, and more you sing, happier you get”, and IRENE said, “It’s cute with all those sound effects from old games, and the hook is definitely addictive” to raise expectations.
‘With You’ is a cheerful R&B pop song that conveys the summer sentiment that wraps the whole song as well as the winter sentiment from the lyric. SEULGI explained, “A phrase in the lyric that goes, ‘Christmas in the middle of summer’ cools your mind in the hot summer.” ‘Mr. E’ features various colorful sounds that would make listeners feel as though they are in the jungle and it tells a story where they are magically drawn to an unknown man and drawn more intensely for his mysteriousness. YERI explained, “We inserted animal sounds in it and it feels like we are in Safari each time we listen to it. I hope you feel the same listening to this song.”
‘Mosquito’ is a New Jill swing song with intense hip-hop groove and the funny lyric that compares a guy who keeps hitting on them to an annoying mosquito. WENDY expressed, “It’s so fun that I can imagine a mosquito as soon as I hear the song. It’s perfect for summer.” ‘Hit That Drum’ is suggestive of the passionate Samba Festival of South America. JOY said, “It’s quite refreshing and fun to listen to because of the samba rhythm. You can enjoy the powerful vocals of Red Velvet because its range is somewhat high,” to raise curiosity.
Also, ‘Blue Lemonade’ is a pop dance song that delivers a refreshing mood of summer with the sensuous lyric that stands out throughout the song. IRENE explained, “The chorus is so cute that it will make you feel good. It gives that cool and refreshing feeling you can imagine from the blue lemonade, which is perfect for summer.”
As a gift for global fans, this album included the English version of ‘Bad Boy’, the title song of the repackaged second regular album. All seven songs will present the colorful world of Red Velvet’s music and are expected to win enthusiastic responses.