Red Velvet’s Irene jumps on Raiden’s new song, “The Only”

The DJ’s first release on SM Entertainment.

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Irene of Red Velvet. Image: SM Entertainment

South Korean DJ Raiden has tapped Irene of K-pop girl group Red Velvet for his new single, “The Only.”

The feel-good dance track starts off slow, with the K-pop idol showing off her sweet vocals over a tender piano melody: “Take me back to when we first started / We once stood face to face / After all these times, still / Like the very first time, by my side, you’re the only.” Finger snaps, bright percussion and soaring synths soon come into the picture, propelling the song towards a euphoric post-chorus drop.

“The Only” is Raiden’s first release since signing with SM Entertainment, in collaboration with Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings. On the other hand, Irene’s group Red Velvet recently made their return with the funky track, “Zimzalabim.”

Stream “The Only” here: