7:49 pm - 08/25/2019

Red Velvet - Umpah Umpah Comeback stages

Music Core


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kori_ya 25th-Aug-2019 05:56 pm (UTC)
I just remembered what this song reminds me of somehow. True Blue by Madonna.
I still don't like UU, but it's ok I guess.
pikapika217 25th-Aug-2019 06:40 pm (UTC)
so are they not doing an intro song this time?! huh
lil_poisonfrog 25th-Aug-2019 07:02 pm (UTC)
I thought both of these performances were really great! Maybe I'm imagining it but they all seem way more enthusiastic for this promo compared to ZZB. Irene and Wendy aren't dead behind the eyes lmao

But seriously styling on point, vocals on point, and their choreo looks more in sync here than it was for sketchbook so I'm guessing they've been practicing (or they stitched together multiple takes lol)

Speaking of choreo, I think this is a good difficulty level for them. They don't seem as exhausted as they were for Red Flavor and some other songs. There's a couple faster parts that are more complex and interesting, but the simple moves are catchy as well (like the swimming motions and hand claps in the final chorus)

Edited at 2019-08-25 07:03 pm (UTC)
lizanka23 26th-Aug-2019 12:53 pm (UTC)
I think it’s just the camera angles that makes the choreo more cohesive because i looked at the fancams for one of these performances and it still seemed messy...at least they have pretty good vocalists and they look like they’re enjoying themselves this comeback especially Joy and Wendy

I agree with the styling and the choreo itself being great for them too. It could be more interesting but the clapping part is fun and the dance break choreo. Also i’d rather see them enjoy themselves and have stage presence than carry out a complex choreo looking dead behind the eyes

Edited at 2019-08-26 01:10 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 25th-Aug-2019 07:52 pm (UTC)
the mucore performance was recommened to me on youtube so i watched it and fell in love with irene's entire outfit, so i looked it up on instagram and found out the skirt was from zara and on sale for 5,99. guess who just made her first ever zara order 👀 irene doing a better job than all those influencers out there
lightframes 25th-Aug-2019 08:10 pm (UTC)
I still need to get my hands on the album!
yxerin 25th-Aug-2019 11:03 pm (UTC)
i'm rly loving the live perfs of this era! song-wise i still think this is a weak title in comparison to their earlier tracks but bc everything else (styling, stage presence, vocals etc) is so top-notch it's easy to overlook
like i'm such a whipped stan, i'm just happy to see them enthusiastic and charismatic on stage lol

i've always been a bit defensive when it comes to ppl attacking rv's stage presence, but when they're serving top-tier stage charisma their lack of it in other promotion eras just becomes more apparent lol. they seem to rly enjoy performing the song which is great

my opinion on the choreo has also become more positive since i've seen it live a couple of times, it's still simplistic but there's actually some variation in the choreo for the choruses and the dance 'break' before the bridge is cool (albeit way too short lmao)

also i need to mention the styling again bc omg this retro casual look is everything
myungung 26th-Aug-2019 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm loving this comeback, the outfits are nice and the song is great.
gathyou 26th-Aug-2019 07:39 am (UTC)
Love the outfits!!!
They look so much happier performing this compared to Zimzalabim to me lol.
Also the first performance was almost certainely live (usually I can tell thanks to Joy lol and that high note was really obvious compared to the playback performance) and they sounded good!
hallyujah 26th-Aug-2019 07:51 am (UTC)
Ia they're happier, i assume because this is a way better song lol
gathyou 26th-Aug-2019 08:03 am (UTC)
I think so too lmao
They low-key criticized Zimzalabim during the promotions (like saying they recorded it a long time ago and never thought this would be a lead single/were caught by surprise when it showed up again) while they teased Umpah Umpah as a "pretty song" haha
lizanka23 26th-Aug-2019 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah when i heard that the song was recorded in 2016 i was like what are you doing, SM? You can’t just keep a pop song stored away for so long. It also seemed like they were being lazy with RV at the time like if you didn’t use it in 2016 there must’ve been a reason
gathyou 26th-Aug-2019 01:30 pm (UTC)
Zimzalabim had great elements for me but they should have spent those three years re-writing it lol.
I guess they saw Really Bad Boy doing allright despite its weird song structure/chorus + bad timing (should have been for Halloween ffs) and thought it was now or never for Zimzalabim
lizanka23 26th-Aug-2019 02:48 pm (UTC)
yeah ZZB could've used a re-write. UU actually has a good song structure with build-up and pay off. Though i would've preferred the clapping and singing all together part to be longer and have more ad-libs to really give it that early 2000's flair.

lol i thought RBB would be a sign for SM that weird song structure would not work for RV. ikr. the timing was so bad for RBB. i would even forgive those annoying ear-piercing screams if they released it around Halloween time since it actually makes sense to have them in the song then. it's like they plan stuff out for RV then put them on the backburner and then they're like "oh wait we still have RV who need to make a comeback". even now UU is a super late summer song

Edited at 2019-08-26 02:49 pm (UTC)
dior_chic 26th-Aug-2019 10:24 am (UTC)
The outfits are great! Otherwise it’s a nice comeback but I’m not really rushing to watch each performance. It’s not like Adios where I want to keep see them performing.
lizanka23 26th-Aug-2019 01:08 pm (UTC)
Love this comeback! I can listen through the whole song without my ears hurting and the girls look like they’re having fun on stage. Enjoying the ad-libs and harmonies too. I kind of like their stripped down live version on vlive more because the backtrack isn’t loud and you can hear them singing more. The outfits are great but the choreo could be more interesting but at the same time i feel like only seulgi pulls off the harder choreo. Hope they get a lot of wins this time. I’ve had the song stuck in my head lately especially the umphah umphah part
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