TITLE: The ReVe Festival: Finale
ARTIST: Red Velvet
LABEL: SM Entertainment
RELEASED: December 23, 2019
My favorite flavor has dropped some dopeness. Yes, Red Velvet came to save Christmas with their first complilation album. Since this is a combination of songs from both The ReVe Festival: Day 1 and Day 2, I’m only going to talk about the 4 new tracks that they gave us because honestly, they’re worthy of it.
PSYCHO – TITLE TRACK
Talk about slaying. From the opening notes of strings and Seulgi giving us that sweet note. I was hooked. The song talks about a relationship that isn’t really the best but can’t stop it either. We all have those, right? But as far as title tracks, I will put this up there with Peek-A-Boo. It’s hook is addicting and will get stuck in your head. Wendy does her damn thing when it comes to vocals. The MV is sexy, sophisticated and I can’t get enough of these ladies. Girl crush indeed.
IN & OUT
Another catchy one from the ladies. The beat is bass pumping and the overlapping vocals isn’t a distraction. The pre-chorus is probably my favorite because the build up to the chorus is nice, even though the drop isn’t a serious one, I don’t think it is really needed or missed.
The Pop R&B queens give us another one. This song has a Christmasy vibe and I think that’s mostly because the piano and subtle bells in the background. But I could get the carol vibes right away with this. I love it though. It’s probably not even a Christmas song. But who cares, came out at the right time.
LA ROUGE – SPECIAL TRACK
If I got to pick another song to be the title besides Psycho, this would be it. It’s called a special track because that’s what it is. Special as hell. That bass rift, the soulful melody, the horns and the chorus… WHEW! I’ve heard Red Velvet do jazzy sort of songs before but this just feels dirty and bluesy in a great way. And the bridge… talent jumped ALL the way out. What I wouldn’t give for an MV of this track. Wishful thinking, along with my Kingdom Come MV that hasn’t come…
Even though this was just four songs, it was well produced and the ladies did what they did best. These four tracks showcased their talents for delivering catchy tunes and bulldozing with their talent. Psycho is a bop that will probably go down as one of RV’s best title tracks, and I ain’t mad at it.
PRODUCTION : 4.5 / 5
VOCALS / RAPPING : 4 / 5
VISUALS / CONCEPT : 4 / 5
OVERALL : 4.5 / 5