The music video for "Russian Roulette" was released at midnight (KST) on September 7, as reported by Soompi. They did stick to their theme of "Russian Roulette" per se as they incorporate risk, highly noted with the original Itchy and Scratchy cartoon cuts from The Simpsons. However, the risk Red Velvet sings about isn't about playing with one's life which is usually done when people play a traditional game of Russian Roulette. Instead, the "Russian Roulette" risk is centered on love as in if the boy sticks around the girls, eventually that one in a million statistic will strike them in which they fall in love. However, the song also seems to sing the "signs" one is about to get shot in "Russian Roulette."
The music video for "Russian Roulette" sticks to the Red Velvet flavor utilizing colorful visuals and entertaining video shots and plot settings. Ergo, it is just as artistic as the music videos for "Dumb Dumb" and "One Of These Nights," but takes a slower pace than the former but quicker than the latter.
Officially Kmusic even went as far as to say that Red Velvet's "Russian Roulette" has an 80s vibe, the same vibe that Wonder Girls used in their major comeback last year, "I Feel You."
Anyways, Red Velvet will release Russian Roulette today, September 7. The mini-album features seven new songs which includes "Russian Roulette." Other songs include "Lucky Girl," "Bad Dracula," "Sunny Afternoon," "Fool," "Some Love," and "My Dear.
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