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Red Velvet Drops A New EP For Their 10th Anniversary!

Red Velvet marks 10th anniversary with “Cosmic”

New six-track EP features the dreamy, disco-pop title track


“One of the most popular K-pop groups of the past decade…
Red Velvet keeps us hungry for sugar, spice and everything nice”

– The Guardian

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

One of the planet’s most popular K-pop girl groups of the past decade, Red Velvet, returns with “Cosmic” – a delicious new six-track EP to mark their 10th anniversary. Listen HERE – out now via SM Entertainment / Virgin Music.

The project is a delightful expansion of Red Velvet’s vivid musical world; weaving together diverse stories and emotions about the values, relationships and existence that makes one shine. 

The dreamy, disco-pop single ‘Cosmic’ brings out Red Velvet’s enchanting side in a fairytale-like story describing a serendipitous love crash-landing. The soaring chorus, propelled by the group’s signature vocal harmonies, creates a nostalgic aura with its lively bass guitars and synth strings. ‘Cosmic’ is written by renowned K-pop hitmaker KENZIE with Swedish pop composers Moonshine – both have a history of crafting hits for the group like ‘Peek A Boo’ and ‘Chill Kill’.

Central to Red Velvets artistry is their dual concept, which allows the group to flit between ‘red’ (sweet, brighter side) and ‘velvet’ (more mature, darker side) with each project. The “Cosmic” EP – with its softer, romantic and playful collection of songs – is a deliberately stark contrast to Red Velvet’s last release, their third album “Chill Kill”.

The whimsical storytelling on “Cosmic” is further explored on ‘Sunflower’, a fun pop dance song with an emotional melody, describing a sunflower so in love with the sun, it is willing to fly into space to escape the night just to be with it. 

The R&B pop track ‘Last Drop’ conjures resonant bass-heavy beats with a deep message about how one can keep shining because they feel safe and protected, and the commitment to illuminate you with all one’s strength, like a white dwarf star that emits light until its final moment.  

With its bouncy pop melodies and keyboard sounds that recreate the playful atmosphere of an arcade, ‘Love Arcade’ hears Red Velvet sing about breaking all the rules that come between two lovers in order to create their own world as their hearts desire.

The mesmerising love song ‘Bubble’ hears Red Velvet’s pristine vocal harmonies glide over punchy drum beats and ethereal synths. The track is co-written by Soyo and hotly-tipped producer and songwriter SUMIN, who also did the fan-favorite Red Velvet track ‘Eyes Locked, Hands Locked’ from 2019’s “The ReVe Festival: Finale”. The lyrics convey that a world with you is so dazzlingly brilliant that the entire universe will be envious. 

Closing out the journey on this EP is the calming ‘Night Drive’, an R&B pop mid-tempo fused with a dreamy synth-pop sound that could be interpreted as a personal message to listeners. It conveys the message of trusting and moving forward together, like a beautiful night drive filled with memories etched like the stars above.

“Cosmic” EP tracklisting:

  1. Cosmic

  2. Sunflower

  3. Last Drop

  4. Love Arcade

  5. Bubble

  6. Night Drive

ABOUT Red Velvet:

Red Velvet debuted in 2014 and have attracted fans across the globe with their unique and sophisticated music, with songs like ‘Bad Boy’, ‘Ice Cream Cake’, ‘Russian Roulette’, and more. Their 2019 album “The ReVe Festival: Finale” set the record as the first female K-Pop act to top the iTunes Top Albums Chart in 44 countries, while its main single ‘Psycho’ also hit No. 1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. In 2020, they appeared in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour film as the K-pop trolls, and participated in the soundtrack song ‘Just Sing’. Their 2021 EP “Queendom” topped Korean and international music charts, most notably iTunes Top Album Charts in 51 countries. “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm” achieved half-million seller status with pre-orders, while its follow-up “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Birthday” broke their personal record with over 710,000 pre-orders sold. The group has performed headlining concerts worldwide and were the only K-Pop group to perform at Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023. Last year, Red Velvet embarked on their most extensive world tour yet, “Red Velvet 4th Concert : R to V”. It also marked their first time playing headline shows in Europe with stops in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London, where they took over OVO Arena Wembley for their first headline show which earned a five-star rave review from The Guardian. The quintet rounded out the year with the release of their third album “Chill Kill”, garnering glowing reviews from NME and The Financial Times. In addition to group activities, the members – IRENE, SEULGI, WENDY, JOY, and YERI – have participated in solo and unit music projects, and various other activities such as acting, DJing, and MCing, showing their individual charms and talents. 


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