I’ll freely admit, I’m not as into K-Pop girl groups as I am boy groups. That’s not to say that girl groups are any different, I just haven’t connected or done deep dives into many of them as I have boy groups. I fully intend on resolving that with this blog, though! I have plans to do some discography dives into some groups that I have liked so far.
One of those groups that I plan on digging into is Red Velvet, a girl group that has been around since 2014. So I have a LOT to catch up on, which is awesome. The biggest reason that I was drawn to this group is the MV for their title track from Perfect Velvet, “피카부 (Peek-A-Boo)”. Give it a watch below:
First off, I’m gonna squee a bit.
SEULGI MY QUEEN!!!
My friend M was the one who turned me on to this video (along with a lot of others, lol, she’s the real MVP). And how could I not love it? It’s so creepy and weird, but also funny and bad-ass.
I mean, the premise is that the girls are killers, who take out delivery boys by seducing them into their house. They put them through odd ritualistic behavior and force them to do weird things, like eat green jello mold while blindfolded and having their hands tied behind their back, and this guy is just like HAHA SURE YEAH CUTE GIRLS, WHAT, ARE THEY GONNA HURT ME?
The answer is YES, DUDE. Because they’ve been practicing with things like crossbows, throwing axes, and straight razors.
The group chases the guy down with assorted weapons, which he thinks is all fun until he realizes that they have weapons and he’s going to die. At one point, he thinks that one of the girls is letting him go, or running away with him. I think it’s the latter, because he finds out very quickly that he is most certainly not safe once he gets out.
tl;dr – PRETTY SERIAL KILLER GIRLS WITH WEIRD RITUALS AND COORDINATING OUTFITS????? YES PLEASE.
If you like the video, feel free to add the song on Spotify, and check out the lyrics below!
Mmm, yeah Yeah Oh, gosh so crazy (Oh, gosh) Yeah, I'm an emotional girl I fall in love so easily (I fall in love so easily) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I like new things, they sparkle Everyone's like that, right? Peek-a-boo, it's love only when my heart flutters (La, la, la, la, la) All my friends yell at me They say I have a problem I'm fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo (Ow) Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo A fox who wants to have fun, that’s me Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo I said one, two, three, play the game again Let's press the button, hurry like "Kung Fu" Don't be surprised even if I change my mind Aren't you attracted to me? Then excuse me Call me, let's go play all night Restart a game! Go forward, roll it, Blanka! Tonight (Let's go) The playground is popping No time to be bored Yeah, yeah, yeah Go round and round (Ooh) Everyone is the same Then we locked eyes Peek-a-boo, this is new, is this love? La, la, la, la, la All my friends yell at me They say I have a problem I'm fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, fine (My boo, boo, boo, peek-a-boo, boo, boo, boo) Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo Tag, you're it! It'll be fun, I'll include you here (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym Let's play, yeah (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) Peek-a-boo, it's strange, you’re different I stop this game and I look at you again I'm not afraid, because I just felt That a new story will begin (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo (La, la, la, la, la) A fox who wants to have fun, that’s me La, la, peek-a-boo (No, no, no) Tag, you're it! It'll be fun, I'll include you here (Yeah, yeah, yeah) (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym Let's play (Na, na, na, na, ooh) (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) Tag, you're it! (A peek-a-boo, boo, boo) It'll be fun, I'll include you here (A peek-a-boo, boo, boo) (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) Till the moon hangs on the jungle gym (A peek-a-boo, boo, boo) Let's play a little more (Yeah, yeah) (Peek-peek-a-peek-a-boo) [Outro: Irene] Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo Peek-a-boo Lyric translation from Genius English Translations
What do you think of this video? Do you like it? Would you be interested in seeing some more from Red Velvet, or their subunits and soloists? Let me know in a comment below or on Twitter!