Wendy from Red Velvet solo album Like Water lands with huge splash

Bruno Cooke April 5, 2021
Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Wendy, of South Korean girl group Red Velvet, released her first solo album Like Water today, 5 April, causing waves on Twitter and YouTube. Listen to, and watch the video for, Wendy’s Like Water below.

Wendy’s Like Water dropped an hour ago

The titular track on Wendy’s debut solo album (or rather extended play – it runs to 18:56) Like Water premiered on YouTube just one hour ago. Already, it has picked up half a million views, and over 35,000 comments.

Reactions from YouTube commenters are bold, and even reverential. For example, one user wrote, “Wendy’s voice ain’t just a water, it’s a HOLY WATER”.

Another commented: “WENDY isn’t just a woman, she is the human form of excellence and talent”.

Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Are these comments real?

Worshipful comments such as these often come from accounts with names like STAN BLACKPINK ADN REDVELVET!!! and Like H2O (H2O meaning “water”).

Such accounts may have been created solely for promotional purposes, to make tweets and YouTube videos rise to the top of Trending lists.

Similarly, the album has caused raucousness over on Twitter, with users calling for Like Water to claim Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year, and for Wendy herself to be named “Rookie Of The Year”.

The set from the music video has also gone viral

Not only the music, but images from the actual set are also gaining traction on Twitter.

A reel of behind the scenes images have been available to view on Instagram for an hour.

The images show members of the production crew tweaking set elements. 

In a short video, an editor can be seen rocking side to side while staring at a computer screen.

Is Wendy still in Red Velvet?

Wendy made her official debut as a member of South Korean girl group Red Velvet on 1 August, 2014.

The original four-member lineup included Irene, Seulgi and Joy. A fifth member, Yeri, joined in 2015.

Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Red Velvet has continued to record and tour over the past six years, gaining worldwide recognition in the process. Meanwhile, since 2015, Wendy has also sought out connections with other artists.

These have included collaborations with rapper Yuk Jidam in 2015 and singer Yang Da-il in 2018.