I think if you were to consider the amount of work Red Velvet has done, 2017 has been their year. Two successful comebacks (Rookie and Red Flavour) and 2 SM Station tracks (Would U & Rebirth). Throw in their first solo concert, the group has been extremely busy. Peek-A-Boo is their third comeback of the year which is also the title track for their 2nd full-length album, Perfect Velvet.
First listen in and I am already bouncing around. The track itself is quite addictive and appealing from the very start. It starts off with that tropical sound that we hear so often but rather turning into something pretty much done in the music industry so far, the group seems to divert the track into a dance-pop track. The track is quite bright and vibrant, in terms of its sound. That isn’t something you see often in this season, which usually focuses more on maturity and emotions. Instead, it gives the track that extra pop and makes it stand out in the crowd. Vocally, it doesn’t kick off until the end, when they start layering their vocals on top of each other. But their vocals at the start were still quite good. I also thought Yeri’s rap was perfect for this song, coming at the right time. Overall, Peek-A-Book is one damn good track to listen to.
And while they went with a bright and vibrant sound, the music is nothing like that. Instead, they play with the Peek-A-Boo and probably will give some pizza delivery people some nightmares. Red Velvet during the day interview and listen to what fruits have to say about their lives. At night though, they turn dark and collect pizza delivery persons. There is a little side-order of a ritual offering of the pizza delivery person they manage to kidnap. There is probably some meaning to the video but I thought it was quite cool just the visual concept alone. I also liked their smiles in the choreography scenes, which offsets the cold stares we see for the rest of the video. And stay away from Irene when she is holding razor blades. That gave me chills.
Such a great choreography to go with the song. I love the eye hole they make when slow Peek-A-Boo comes into play and how the more upbeat part of Peak-A-Boo goes.
Song – 9/10
Music Video – 9/10
Performance – 8/10
Overall Rating – 9/10