Global hitmakers aespa are back with a bang, releasing their latest single “Better Things.” Arriving via Warner Records, this new track bristles with polished hooks, empowering lyrics, and an infectious energy that promises to make it a crossover hit. With its catchy chorus and relatable message, it’s a summery sound that everyone can dance to. You can listen to the single HERE, and watch the stunning visuals that accompany it HERE.
Following the acclaimed third mini-album MY WORLD, “Better Things” exhibits the distinctive style and creativity that has become synonymous with the K-pop quartet. The members KARINA, GISELLE, WINTER, and NINGNING express a defiant attitude, singing: “I got better things to do with my time.”
aespa’s success is not new. MY WORLD debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart, and they’ve made history at the Governors Ball and Outside Lands festivals as the first-ever K-Pop group to appear. Furthermore, they recently received their first MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best K-Pop.
The group’s momentum dates back to 2022 when they made their U.S. festival debut at Coachella and marked their first U.S. TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Their 2nd Mini Album, Girls, was dubbed by the New York Times as “one of the year’s most impressive K-Pop releases.”
With “Better Things,” aespa ups the ante further, coupling a powerful message with a playful tune. The group is set to perform in cities across the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the UK, and France, promising an exciting global tour for fans.
aespa, consisting of KARINA, GISELLE, WINTER, AND NINGNING, has made a meteoric rise in the K-Pop scene since their 2020 debut with “Black Mamba.” The group achieved the fastest climb to 100 million views for any K-Pop group’s debut video on YouTube. Their hit single “Next Level” has amassed over 200 million streams on Spotify, and their 2022 EP, Girls – The 2nd Mini Album, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.
Praised by major publications like The New York Times, TIME, FORBES, and Rolling Stone, aespa has been hailed as a game-changer in the industry. UPROXX went so far as to say, “nothing is more exciting than a new aespa song.”
The group’s name, aespa, is derived from a combination of “ae” (avatar and experience) + “aspect,” and each member has a corresponding avatar in a virtual world created from their personal data. This innovative concept extends their brand into the digital space, aligning with their reputation as pioneers in the music industry.
With their successful history, innovative concepts, and a sound that keeps evolving, aespa is not just following the trends; they’re setting them. As they embark on their first global tour in August, the excitement continues to build. The world is watching, and the anticipation is palpable, as aespa takes the next step in their journey, bringing “Better Things” to the global stage.