Red Velvet Seulgi made a brilliant solo debut with her first EP, ’28 Reasons’, and its chilling title track of the same name. The EP dabbles mainly into R&B and dance-influenced pop and showcases Seulgi’s wits and talents as a masterful performer and skilled vocalist.
Red Velvet Seulgi ’28 Reasons’ Title Track
The title track of Seulgi’s first EP is a haunting pop track. From the beginning, Seulgi infuses listeners with eerie yet elegant music. The gracefulness of Seulgi, as well as the sentimental quality of her vocals, seamlessly delivers the good vs evil overarching storyline.
I kiss your brother, I steal that heart
You can’t even feel the poison, My pleasure
Mischievous and nervous eyes
It’s so much fun to see you like that
The weightless vocals and soft growls create a nice contrast over the heavy bass. Moreover, the signature whistling sound in the chorus makes the track more intoxicating.
Showcasing not only her excellent singing skill but ’28 Reasons’ also proves Seulgi is an excellent dancer who gives soul to every movement. In addition, Seulgi’s vocal delivery makes the track impeccable.
Perfect Flow of B-Sides
With the good vs evil concept, the remaining five tracks share a similar sinister as the title track.
‘Dead Man Runnin” firmly marks Seulgi’s songwriting debut. Seulgi showcases her potential as a grand storyteller, depicting the sorrows and vengeance of heartbreak.
My world is falling apart
Now you’re just a—
Dead man runnin’
It’s dangerous, you’re dangerous, you’re out
Dead man runnin’
Run away, run away, now
Run away in a second
I’ll give you a chance to play jokes no more
Dead man runnin’
Disappear without a trace
Meanwhile, the third track of the EP, ‘Bad Boy, Sad Girl,’ is a bit a full 180 concept-wise compared to the previous track. Featuring rapper BE’O, ‘Bad Boy, Sad Girl’ is an R&B song with a medium tempo and brighter attitude. The track tells a story about two people who cannot sleep thinking about their crush.
‘Anywhere But Home’ continues the brighter narrative of the previous track with a breezier and softer sound. The disco-style R&B dance-pop tune tells the story of going for a ride to an unknown place. Again, Seulgi’s soft voice matches the lovely and free atmosphere of the music.
You act vaguely
Bad boy, bad boy, bad boy
I get sentimental for no reason
Sad girl, sad girl, sad girl
Tonight too, up alone
The exhilarating EDM dance pop track ‘Los Angeles’ completes Seulgi solo debut album. The track talks about following one’s dream in a new city with all the uncertainties and beauties. Moreover, the enticing tempo reminds the fast paces that run high in big cities like Los Angeles.
Seulgi embraces a gloomier yet powerful appeal over a synth medley and heavy drums with the last track of her first solo album. Speaking to the crowd from her throne, Seulgi makes ‘Crown’ the most-fitting grand finale to her EP.
Stream the eerie yet elegant tracks from Red Velvet Seulgi in her solo debut album ’28 Reasons’:
More to read about Kpop: & Kdrama:
- 14 Cute Female Kpop Idols Who Can Captivate You with Their Duality
- 5 Fun Facts About Red Velvet Yeri That You Probably Didn’t Know
- Netflix Vietnam REMOVED “Little Women” Kdrama Starring Kim Go Eun – What Happened?
- 9 Fashion Inspiration from Red Velvet Joy with Vintage Style Trends
- Here’s What REALLY Happened Behind IVE Canceled Performance Controversy – Someone Else is Responsible!