Red Velvet takes us on a dark journey in new single Psycho

After 6 months of living in the weird and wonderful world of the ReVe Festival, Red Velvet has just released the third and final instalment ‘The ReVe Festival: Finale’ led by the title track Psycho.

Red Velvet is best known for having a dual concept and utilising it to allow different areas of music to be explored. Unlike the previous genre-jumping Zimzalabim or the pure 80s/90s pop anthem that was Umpah Umpah, Psycho is an urban pop jam embedded with acute hip-hop and R’n’B influences that continue to showcase the versatility of this group. The urban pop sound is a perfect match for the group and illustrates a more mature image for the girls during these darker winter nights. Until now, Bad Boy was the track that dominated their ‘Velvet’ concept but Psycho trumps it with its unbelievably addicting hook and song production. Bad Boy will always be one of the defining songs for Red Velvet, but Psycho has the edginess to it that Bad Boy lacked.

The music video is a gorgeous watch. The gothic-esqe aesthetic mixed with the glamourous styling is visually pleasing and makes for pleasurable viewing.

Psycho is taken from their repackaged album ‘The ReVe Festival: Finale’ comprising of the ReVe Festival Day 1 and 2 with the addition of 4 new tracks Psycho, ‘In and Out’, ‘ Remember Forever’ and the special track ‘La Rouge.’ The repackaged album is available on all streaming services worldwide.

You can watch the music video for Psycho below and for all the latest on Red Velvet, make sure you’re following the CelebMix account!

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