Six months after the release of their funky, innovative album The Red, Red Velvet returns to the K-pop scene a little softer. The girl group that garnered a lot of attention last year for their spunky singles “Dumb Dumb” and “Ice Cream Cake” are back to showcase a more melancholic image on their new track “One Of These Nights.”
“One Of These Nights,” or “Seventh Day of the Seventh Month” as its known in South Korean, is an R&B inspired track full of longing. The song takes its themes from the Korean folktale of Jiknyeo and Gyeonwu, lovers separated all but one day each year -- the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. The mournful tone of Red Velvet’s voices are clear throughout the rising ballad, driven by orchestral accompaniment and a guiding bass.