Red Velvet Is Once Again Sampling Classical Music For Their Upcoming Comeback “Birthday,” And Fans Couldn’t Be More Excited

This time, there’s also a mix of jazz.

There have been many samplings of classical music within K-Pop, but 2022 has been especially full of classical comebacks. Red Velvet, in particularhas sampled classical music in three of their releases this year, starting with the wildly beloved “Feel This Rhythm.”

“Feel My Rhythm” sampled  Johann Sebastian Bach‘s “Air on the G string,” and combining the girls’ beautiful harmonies on top of the classical instrumental led to one of the most creative and flawless executions of incorporating classical music into K-Pop.

Red Velvet didn’t stop with just the music; from the outfits to the art in the music video to the release day, all of it was related to Bach and the classical era.

For their first full Japanese album, Red Velvet’s B-side “Marionette” also sampled classical music. This time, the inspiration was from Peter Tchaikovsky‘s “The Nutcracker.”

No matter the language, Red Velvet and classical music are always a hit.

Now for their upcoming comeback with “Birthday,” their title track is sampling George Gershwin‘s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

A mix of classical, jazz, and trap, there’s no doubt that “Birthday” will be another Red Velvet masterpiece, perfectly capturing their dark and playful concept.

We’re all excited to see how “Birthday” will use “Rhapsody in Blue,” and there’s no better way to end 2022 than by going full circle and giving fans another legendary classical K-Pop crossover.

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