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Korean powerhouses Raiden and 아이린 (IRENE) K-Pop group Red Velvet have teamed up for their new dance-pop crossover track “The Only” on Protocol Recordings. The new single delivers both feel-good, groovy production and dazzling vocals, giving it mass appeal to fans both genres. Raiden‘s upbeat melodies serve as a perfect backdrop for IRENE‘s angelic tones, building to a gently progressive drop.

Though the track is mostly in Korean, “The Only” proves that words aren’t necessary to evoke an emotion. Listeners will feel the romantic theme regardless their native language. “The Only” also marks IRENE‘s debut as a solo artist and Raiden‘s’ 10th release on Protocol, following June’s “Someone New” with Thomas Gold and 2018’s collaboration with another K-pop star – “Always Find You” with YURI Girls’ Generation

Check out the single below and let us know what you think about it!

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Words by Byron Muir
Music Editor