There’s a clear generation gap between EXO and Red Velvet in SM. Some Red Velvet and NCT members were at SM a long time so this doesn’t really apply to them, but the majority of Red Velvet and NCT are not close with older SM groups, only each other. Jaehyun auditioned for SM after EXO debuted! That really put things into perspective for me. Hopefully as they spend more time together, Red Velvet and NCT will get closer to older SM groups. The closeness between SM artists is always nice to see.
As much as I can enjoy their later songs, Dumb Dumb remains Red Velvet’s best song for me. There’s a care free vibe about that song, it’s like they were just them singing and they weren’t ‘wearing’ a concept and faking it, if that makes sense. The dance was full and energetic, the clothes (apart from the doll dresses) were clothes people can actually wear. The whole Red album had relatable songs like Time Slip and Lady’s Room. It showed a confident and real image girls could look up to.
Yeri has improved so much. She writes her own songs,records them. She matured so much and she is so young. I’m really proud. I can’t wait for her solo debut. I mean,I hope sm gives her a solo debut with her own songs on the album. She deserves it