The Red Summer is the first summer mini album by South Korean girl group Red Velvet that was released on July 10, 2017. The album features 5 tracks, with "Red Flavor" serving as the album's title track.
On June 23, 2017, S.M. Entertainment announced that Red Velvet would be releasing an album in July for a summer comeback (a first for the group) and had recently finished filming the music video. At around midnight on June 30, the first set of teaser images were released through the company's official website, the group's official Instagram, and the group's promotional Twitter account, which was created the same month.
Later that day, they posted another set of teasers which revealed the album title and the full track list which includes the title track, "Red Flavor". The album was officially released digitally on July 9 and physically on July 10.
The single "Red Flavor" had an unconventional release and was performed live by the group at an SMTOWN concert in Seoul on July 8 before the song's digital release along with its music video a day later. Hours after its release on July 9, the group had their first music show performance on Inkigayo where they also performed "You Better Know". They continued appearing on several music shows such as The Show, M Countdown, Music Bank and Show Champion where they earned their first music show trophy for "Red Flavor" on July 20, 2017.
The Red Summer
|1.||"Red Flavor (빨간 맛)"||3:09|
|2.||"You Better Know"||4:11|
|5.||"Hear the Sea (바다가 들려)"||3:22|
|Japanese Albums (Oricon)||27|
|South Korea (Gaon Album Chart)||1|
|Taiwan (Five Music Taiwan Album Chart)||1|
|US World Albums (Billboard)||1|
|US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)||8|
|French Digital Albums (SNEP)||108|
|Billboard US Independent Albums||25|
|South Korean Albums (Gaon)||4|
|Philippine (Philippine Hot 100)||24|
|South Korea (Gaon Singles Chart)||1|
|US World Digital Song (Billboard)||4|
| To view the The Red Summer gallery, click here.
|Irene • Seulgi • Wendy • Joy • Yeri|
|Mini-albums||Ice Cream Cake • The Velvet • Russian Roulette • Rookie • The Red Summer • Summer Magic • RBB • 'The ReVe Festival' Day 1 • 'The ReVe Festival' Day 2 • Monster • Queendom|
|Albums||The Red • Perfect Velvet|
|Repackage albums||The Perfect Red Velvet • 'The ReVe Festival' Finale|
|Japanese mini-albums||#Cookie Jar • SAPPY|
|Singles||Happiness • Be Natural • Wish Tree • Would U • Rebirth • Our Beloved BoA #4|
|Solos||Like Water • Hello|
|OSTs||Yossism • See the stars • Future|
|Concerts||Red Room (2017) • Red Room Japan (2018) • REDMARE (2018) • REDMARE Arena Tour in Japan (2019) • La Rouge (2019) • La Rouge Arena Tour in Japan (2020)|
|Dramas||The Female Employees of a Game Company • The Liar and His Lover • Idol Drama Operation Team • Let's Only Walk The Flower Road • Tempted • Blue Birthday|
|Reality||Level Up Project!|