It has been a minute since we have seen what Raiden is up to, and to no surprise, he’s back working with K-pop. This time around we stopped by Protocol for “The Only”, Raiden’s newest dip into the K-pop world with IRENE from Red Velvet. Raiden has kept himself busy while developing his style and launching his career, with even traveling to Japan and performing in a rock band. This experience has affected his own personal style, as Raiden strives to combine EDM with rock. He even plays the guitar on a number of his tracks! This is Raiden’s 10th release on the Protocol imprint, and we are glad to see he finally found his home. IRENE is a major player in the all-powerful K-Pop girl group Red Velvet, who have made major hits that topped charts in Korea as well as on Billboard’s own digital charts. “The Only” marks her debut as a solo artist, so we have high expectations.
While you may be out of luck if you don’t speak Korean, “The Only” is a soft and beautiful pop track that makes our hearts flutter. That takes quite a bit of motivation, as they are dead and rotting from years ago. The melting pot that is “The Only”,, between Raiden’s progressive yet melodic production and IRENE’s serene K-pop vocals, will definitely satisfy fans of both genres. The drops are gentle and progressive, while the slightly groovy melodies keep us listening as we quietly bounce along. “The Only” proves that feel-good vibes and romantic tones expand further than just language, and show just how powerful music as a medium has become.
Make sure you check out “The Only” on Spotify below and YouTube!
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