The Red Summer is the special EP by South Korean girl group Red Velvet. Marketed as a special “summer” mini-album release, it was released digitally on July 9, 2017 and physically on July 10, 2017 by SM Entertainmentand distributed by Genie Music. The 5-track EP is the second major release from Red Velvet to focus solely on their “Red” concept, following their debut studio album The Red (2015). It includes the title track “Red Flavor”.
The EP was a commercial success, peaking atop the Gaon Album Chart and giving the group their third no. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, thus setting the record for South Korean girl groups with the most no. 1 albums on the chart.