Red Velvet’s “Rookie” review


Artist: Red Velvet
Album: “Rookie”
Label: SM Entertainment
Year: 2017


For some reason, as of this writing I decided to start my Red Velvet collection going backwards starting from the most recent release which is this one and work my way to the debut. Maybe this will help me learn more about this group.


I really love the R&B offerings that they had on this EP. I really loved “Little Little”, “Talk To Me”, and “Body Talk” were all great songs I enjoyed. “Talk to Me” had that recent Mariah Carey feel while “Body Talk” had a great R&B vibe. I’d say “Little Little” had a much better R&B vibe. I was also excited that Wendy had her own solo with the song “Last Love” to show what she can do and show that maybe she deserves a solo album down the road.


As much as their weird concepts are unique and interesting, their titled track “Rookie” may be weakest single yet. I can’t find myself to enjoy the song and feel like their other songs are actually better. For sure, “Rookie” was the weakest link of the six song EP. “Happily Ever After” also sounds like a typical Red Velvet single with its weird upbeat pop sounds.


If you’re buying this album for the titled track, I’d say it’s a bad idea. If you’re buying this album for the hidden treasures, I’d say it’s a great idea. I think their other songs make up for a lackluster single. Because of the other songs, I’d say I like Red Velvet just a bit more than I did before and that includes seeing one of their performances.

Overall rating: 3/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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