‘Metaverse Girl Group,’ aespa, releases 2nd Mini-album, ‘Girls,’ on July 8th!
Wrapping up season 1 of their universe and delivering 9 songs, including 6 new songs and 3 previous releases!
The ‘Metaverse Girl Group,’ aespa (SM Entertainment), is releasing a new album, ‘Girls,’ on July 8th.
The new album lists nine songs, including ‘Girls,’ the single that captures the story of their universe, six new songs in various genres, and previous releases, such as ‘Black Mamba,’ ‘Forever,’ and ‘Dreams Come True.’ These songs will definitely be a chance to experience the unique music style of aespa.
Previously, aespa released three mega-hit songs in a row, starting with the debut song, ‘Black Mamba’ followed by the single, ‘Next Level,’ and the first mini-album single, ‘Savage,’ achieved 100 million views in the shortest time in the history of K-pop group debut music video, and came twentieth on the US ‘Billboard 20,’ which is the highest ranking in history achieved by a K-pop girl group with the first album. Since aespa has caused a global syndrome with exceptional results, expectations are high with this new album.
‘Girls,’ dance song with intensive and wild charms! Wrapping aespa universe season 1!
Their single, ‘Girls,’ is a dance song that features the intense wobble bass and the rough texture of synth sound. The confident vocals and rapping of the aespa members are impressive. The lyrics capture the last episode of season 1 of the SMCU aespa universe, which continues with a new story with the helper, nævis, with a more mature image after aespa and ae-aespa waged a full-fledged battle with 'Black Mamba.'
'Life's Too Short' is a medium-tempo pop song featuring a catchy guitar riff and bright and hopeful vocals. It captures the positive aspiration to enjoy life in the way they want without regrets, for they only live once. This song was presented at the largest outdoor music festival in the United States, 'Coachella,' and its English version, aespa's first US single, is also included as a bonus track in the album.
'Illusion,' pre-released on June 1st, is a hip-hop dance song with a powerful 808 bass and an ear-catching kick sound. The combination of minimal but trendy track sound and restrained rap stand out while the lyrics compare the desire to seduce and make someone theirs to will-o' the-wisp and express it in aespa’s unique style.
Other songs include 'Lingo,' a dance song with energetic vibe, and 'ICU,' a medium-tempo ballad song featuring aespa's warm vocals. All nine songs of the album will allow listeners to enjoy aespa’s enhanced vocals and music world.