How Aespa found new success after leaving Kwangya
aespa, who was mainly active with intense songs from her debut song “Black Mamba” to “Next Level” and “Savage”, showed a new musical color with the new album.
With “My World” aespa met her fans for the first time in 10 months since the release of her latest mini album “Girls” in July 2022.
The girl group attracted attention for trying a new style and abandoning the “Kwangya warrior” concept they had used since their debut. Karina explained that the group prepared intensively during the break and thanked the fans who had been waiting for them.
Aespa’s title track “Spicy” is a danceable song with a strong synth bass sound and dynamic beats, and the lyrics contain the charm of Aespa’s free spirit. The lyrics contain the free charm of Aespa. The mood of the song differs from previous Aespa albums.
Regarding the general mood swing of the song, Giselle expressed her concern, saying: “It’s true that I was scared because I hadn’t tried it before.” However, aespa’s latest album sold over 1.3 million copies on the first day of release, confirming its high popularity.
Every summer, SM Entertainment has won fans’ love by releasing refreshing concept albums with Red Velvet, SES, Girls’ Generation and others. It remains to be seen whether aespa will also continue the tradition of refreshing SM idol concepts.
Karina said: “We were mainly active in the Kwangya universe with a martial look, but this time we came into the real world and tried to make you feel younger and freer. »
She added: “The spectrum and the music that we can present has expanded. We can’t wait to show a different side of ourselves after our time in the real world. »
Regarding the music video for the song “Spicy”, Karina explained: “We were mainly active in Kwangya and showed an internal concept by defeating the Black Mamba in the metaverse, but this time we tried to unite the emotions of young people our age.” »
“We wanted to show a younger and freer look by dressing right. We are also happy with the video because we filmed it while playing and having fun. If you look at the world view, there are also abnormal phenomena. »
“There are abnormal phenomena, so these aspects have also been included. Last time the concept was mainly about defeating the Black Mamba in Kwangya, but this mini-album contains the story that begins after returning to the real world.”
Ning Ning added: “I think AESPA is a two-sided group. So far we have made many fight songs and this is our first pop song, so we will try different songs in the future. »
“It’s good to try new concepts, I’m not scared at all. I hope everyone will like it. »
Karina told her fans: “It’s an album full of passion and confidence, so I don’t think it will disappoint fans. We also published many teasers and videos about the promotion. It’s an EP, but we prepared a lot because we wanted to give something back to those who have been waiting. »
“We had time to reorganize after a long break. We have worked hard on personal training, movement and mental management. All members wanted to work hard because the fans were waiting. »
“So far, the company team and the members agree. We talked a lot with the company and prepared ourselves intensively. »
Regarding the new version of aespa Karina said: “I don’t think there will be any more villains since we defeated the Black Mamba. Now that we’re in the real world, I think we’re going to show more of the real Aespa. »
“It was shown in the music video, but the anomalous phenomena, anomalies and worldview will continue.” When Season 3 comes out, a different world could open up. I hope you will open it and enjoy it. »
Karina revealed in particular : “From our debut to our return, there have been many combative stories. I think that continuing this concept as a girl group is a new thing. It’s an experience I will never forget. »
“I am grateful to have such a concept that allows us to present a wider range of music. »
Winter revealed the goals of the current promotion: “We are sorry to only now release an exciting song according to Deep Dark concepts. Our goal is to alleviate our grudges as much as possible. Let go, have fun and enjoy and let resentment take over the stage. »
Winter pointed out: “There’s a song I’m putting aside. There’s one song I want to release as part of the whole album, so I’ve been preparing for it for a long time. It’s a song of confidence. »
“It’s a great song, so it’s going to be a long time coming. It’s a song where you can see the new charm of Aespa that you have never seen before. Please look forward to it. »
The album ” “My World” has sold over two million copies since its release. The song “Spicy” was well received and topped several local charts. Korean netizens also shared how much the comeback title reminds them of f(x). They write:
“I feel nostalgic, it’s been a long time. Sounds like a summer song from the heyday of f(x)? Ah… so good. »
“This return of aespa is a success! It sold 1.37 million copies in its first week of release and despite losing 30 minutes of streaming due to a bug at Melon, everything from the title track to the B-sides made it onto the charts. The title track climbed steadily up the charts, reaching single digit positions. The song reached Daebak in the right way…it’s the first time. I really like the song… it’s so good. »
“Ah, it really does sound like a 2nd generation idol girl group song. She really reminds me of Hot Summer by F(x). It’s not that the melody is similar, it’s just that the overall mood of the song reminds me of F(x). »
“It’s a summer song, so refreshing! Hearing it while driving or playing sports makes me excited. The voices of the 4 members sound good. »
“It would have been even better if it had come out in the middle of summer. It really feels like summer, it’s like hearing f(x) again. »
“Sounds like a 2nd or 3rd generation song…really good!” »
“Wow, how did Aespa end up like this… they lost their SM colour. »