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IRENE & SEULGI “Monster” included in Rolling Stone India’s “20 Best K-pop Music Videos of 2020” List



16. “Monster” – Red Velvet Irene & Seulgi


Red Velvet’s artistry has always simmered with a twisted, candy-coated darkness and Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster” is no exception. There is plenty of glamor and glitter to be found, but all of it is accompanied by imagery that can only be defined as creepy–in one scene Irene caresses a doll while the sounds of a baby cooing play in the background; in another clip, Seulgi brandishes a gun at what seems to be a pagan altar. The entire video is filled with unflinching gazes at the camera, vivid hints at homoeroticism, voodoo and fascinating but strange choreography.


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