They may be located in Korea, however the world is demanding more Red Velvet.
From their first official fan meetup in Chicago last April to landing hits in Canada and releasing original music in Japan, the lady group is now increasingly in-demand internationally and the quintet wished to make certain their time at KCON 2018 NY was used well.
The ladies delivered one of the primary surprises of the festival if they performed a half-English version of these hit single “Bad Boy” on the KCON stage, a significant nod with their growing overseas fanbase. Backstage at the fest, Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Yeri and joy spoke to Fuse about how exactly the performance came together, where it’s signaling their future music and much more.
FUSE: You’ve done lots of KCONs, your first U.S. performance was at the 2015 KCON in LA, you performed at the Mexico City date in 2017. How is this NY show likely to vary?
Irene: This time around, we prepared a particular stage of “Bad Boy.” The initial verse will be with the initial Korean verses, and the next verse will likely be in English so we wish it if everyone would appreciate it a whole lot.
Can you take us through the procedure of earning this happen? When did you have time and energy to plan this?!
Wendy: We really do not have any moment, but also for the fans we work it out just.
Yeri: The business helped us out.
Wendy: Someone at the business wrote the English lyrics, but we saw the lyrics and we sort of talked it out a little and decided what ought to be changed and such.
Speaking of other languages, your debut Japanese single dropped with “#Cookie Jar.” It is rather fun and funky. So what can we expect from your own Japanese debut? Any particular tracks you’re worked up about?
Irene: The performance is actually strong and Personally i think like it’s exploding with energy. With that, the performance also matches with the lyrics so there is also little cute parts to it so that you can have high expectations for the reason that sense.
Seulgi: The album will undoubtedly be out July 4, but there is a track on the album that people actually sang inside our tour. The song is for the fans so while we sang it for the fans already, it’s still really special.
Wendy: Also, we have been debuting with the brand new Japanese song, but maybe if we get yourself a chance we might have another song in English, maybe? Today like, we’re performing half in English, and although it is the second verse only, maybe we are able to have “Bad Boy” out in English?
Are you hinting at something, Wendy?
Wendy: No! [Laughs] I’m saying maybe it’s just the next verse, but at a spot we might have a complete song maybe. It’d be really nice.
Last time we spoke, you discussed how you wished to try out a whole large amount of different genres and inspirations from different artists. Where are you currently musically hoping you go next?
Seulgi: While we were finding your way through “Bad Boy,” I acquired plenty of inspiration by watching Rihanna videos and watching her perform. I was actually getting ready to observe how I possibly could incorporate what I learned from Rihanna into “Bad Boy,” in order that that has been something very recent I useful for inspiration actually. Even though our concept that we will continue steadily to do isn’t this, my own feelings are that I’d like to accomplish something very retro.
Joy: I also really likes that retro concept. Not long ago i watched Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” and I was shocked. It has that retro feel to it, but it’s still really fresh if you are watching the choreography and the passion inside it. I personally enjoy New Jack Swing and I am hoping that maybe Red Velvet can try something similar to that aswell.