This isn't bts related, I know. I'm sorry.

But recently, another group has slipped into my train of thought.

That group is Red Velvet. God bless.

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Before I discovered Red Velvet, my KPOP likings were strictly limited to boy groups. For some reason, I could never get into girl idols. Maybe it was the stigma that they had to be all aegyo or girly.

KPOP girl group music videos and songs were stuffed with bright colors and cutesy lyrics (except some, but I didn't like their music). Boy groups get to be edgy and raw, sexy and seductive, suave and cool.

Girl groups get to be this:

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While boy groups get to be this:

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and this

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and this

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Me, currently:

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But this past year, a certain girl group's music has switched something in me.

This something was Bad Boy by Red Velvet.

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damn.

Have y'all seen the music video yet ?????

Have y'all seen the performances yet ?????

Bad Boy was exactly what I was looking for in girl group KPOP music and visuals. It isn't too cutesy. It isn't too grunge. It is right smack in the sweet spot.

It still has those elements that make a KPOP girl group, but it is edgy and different that it stands out from the rest.

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yes stare me down

First of all, the girls look hot af in these concept photos:

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80s/90s grunge suits them

The mv uses a deep pink/purple aesthetic instead of bright neons... which makes it sexy af.

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VISUALS

The song itself sounds amazing. But take out the music in the background? God, I am in heaven. Angels are actually singing to me.

The song is all about falling under the spell of a bad boy, but the music video tells a different story. It is about escaping his grasps, or my personal favorite theory: boys suck in general, let's kiss girls.

This mv is hella gay. I mean, they don't even try to hide it.

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just a lil closer, please
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f me up joy

I'm not gonna talk much about that because I want to dissect each member's looks in this Comeback. Just watch the music video and you'll catch my drift ;)

Let's break these looks down.

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ʙᴀᴇ ᴊᴏᴏʜʏᴜɴ aka 𝐼𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒

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wow a beaut

Irene can go from this...

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angels cry

to this...

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ℑ'𝔪 𝔞 𝔟𝔞𝔡 𝔟𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥 𝔶𝔬𝔲 𝔠𝔞𝔫'𝔱 𝔨𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔪𝔢

And can we talk about the pig-tails?!

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so cute yet so badass
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smiling thru the pain

and the opening????

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who dat who dat who dat boiiiii

a true leader. a true wife.

ᴘᴀʀᴋ sᴏᴏʏᴏᴜɴɢ aka 𝒥𝑜𝓎

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i love pain

Joy looked fucking AMAZING in this mv.

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Every look she pulled off effortlessly.

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heaven sighs

She is a cute girl but also a bad ass woman?

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i am confusion

don't look at me like that pls

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seriously

my bias wrecker doing too much lol

sᴏɴ sᴇᴜɴɢᴡᴀɴ aka 𝒲𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓎

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my homegirl... my number one...

ok Wendy came for me this mv

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especially with those ɢʀᴇᴇɴ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀᴄᴛꜱ

Wendy-woo slayed this concept. It was created for her.

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set me on fire thanks

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She thriving.

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& i'm suing

my bias rocked this mv and i am so proud

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me sending my love and support to wendy

ᴋɪᴍ ʏᴇʀɪᴍ aka 𝒴𝑒𝓇𝒾

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excuse me

Can you NOT grow up please?

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she cute but she fierce

¿how can someone be so cute but so hot at the same time i am so confused?

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let's stop baby thanks
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how is she younger than me????

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she needs to be protected, but she can also kill you lol

ᴋᴀɴɢ sᴇᴜʟɢɪ aka 𝒮𝑒𝓊𝓁𝑔𝒾

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the star of this mv in my opinion

Seulgi is so bad ass in the mv i was not expecting it

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a baller

ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ʙᴀɴɢs ᴛʜᴏ

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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

so pink yet so tough

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her outfits were by far my fav of the entire group

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so aggressive

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Seulgi, keep this look up. I want more. We want more. We need more.

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those bangs are so right

The women of Red Velvet watching the rest of us burn after listening to this fire track:

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Red Velvet, keep doing what you doing. I can't wait to see what else is to come.

Thanks,
R