WOOZI’s new mixtape arrives on the heels of another stellar year for the band, during which SEVENTEEN established themselves as “quintuple million sellers” with their last five consecutive releases selling over 1 miillion copies each. In the final month of the year 2021, the K-pop movers and shakers also earned the honor of being named MTV’s PUSH Artist of the month.
In the rock-influenced track, WOOZI likens the feeling of an intense attraction to the ‘other’ to the blazing colors of a ‘Ruby,’ illustrating the swing of emotions one experiences in the midst of such fiery feelings.
After instantly hooking listeners with classical strings within the first few seconds, the track soon takes a sharp turn to heart-pounding, rock-influenced beats, and eventually comes to a close with jazzy piano sounds that complete a spectacle for the ears. The vivid colors and alluring aesthetics of the accompanying music video add a visual layer to the immersive experience presented by the track.
Speaking of his first venture outside of SEVENTEEN’s discography as the full group, WOOZI said, “‘Ruby’ is a song that answers the question of who WOOZI is as an artist.” As a producer to SEVENTEEN and the leader of its vocal unit, WOOZI has served as the backbone to the K-pop supergroup’s continued upward trajectory.