Red Velvet take a dark and twisted path in their latest music video for “Peek-A-Boo”
Red Velvet (레드벨벳) shows off a different side of themselves with each comeback they make. Their last release of “Red Flavor” was the perfect summer song, with just the right amount of absolutely adorable added in. Now, these lovely ladies are back with their last album, Perfect Flavor, featuring the title track “Peek-A-Boo” (피카부).
The song and music video together are quite the pair, with a cheerful sounding song and a dark themed music video. It’s one of those music videos you’ll need to watch multiple times in order to catch everything.
Starting out, you see a pizza delivery boy rushing to a payphone with the obvious silhouette of someone sitting in the car behind him. At this point, it’s unclear what is going on, but you know it isn’t good due to the eerie setting, rushed nature, and giant moon in the background.
As the story progresses, well, flashes back really, you find out more.
The girl’s seem to be running some sort of ritual in which they need to sacrifice someone. Who better than the delivery man? In various portions of the video, they allude to this pizza boy not being their first victim. For instance, the missing delivery man poster on the payphone has a plethora of photos. Not only that, but the framed shirts in the home, and eventual addition of our poor pizza boy’s shirt hints at that as well.
Ironically, this is all paired with a peppy song that will have you up and dancing alongside them!
Check out Red Velvet’s comeback with “Peek-A-Boo” below and let us know what you think in the comments section!