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aespa Releases Their 1st Full-Length Album!


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“The most brilliantly styled group in K-pop” – The Guardian

“aespa deliver addictive pop and winning experiments”  – Rolling Stone

“The quartet makes a bid for main pop girl status with their infectious hooks and impeccable performances” – NME

“The vibes are confident”  – CLASH

“aespa are set to take over the world” – DORK

Global pop sensation aespa is set to captivate the world again with their highly anticipated debut full-length album “Armageddon”. The 10-track project is available now – listen HERE.

“Armageddon” marks the next chapter in the aespa universe, expanding beyond the real and digital worlds and into a multiverse. aespa encounters different versions of themselves in parallel worlds, facing infinite possibilities and evolving into complete versions of themselves, all presented through this powerful and unique project.

The title track, produced by No Identity (who also worked on aespa’s hit ‘Drama’), is a hip-hop dance song with intense synth bass sounds and an old-school yet trendy track, embodying the second season narrative of aespa’s universe. Watch the music video for ‘Armageddon’ HERE.

aespa first gave fans a taste of this project with ‘Supernova’, a dance track that offers an introduction to the storytelling of aespa’s universe and likens opening doors to different dimensions to a supernova. The single was featured in The Guardian and NME’s best new music playlists. Watch the music video HERE.

‘Set The Tone’ is a hip-hop dance song in which aespa confidently expresses that all atmospheres are dictated by their music. Next, ‘Mine’ conveys the theme of overcoming trauma by revealing one’s true self that has been hidden by internal fears, and instead realising that those fears have all been an illusion. 

With ‘Licorice’, aespa cleverly compares the allure of a mysterious person to licorice, highlighting the irresistibility of the feeling. The track is co-written by British hit songwriter Karen Poole (Kylie Minogue) and renowned Scandi-pop producers PhD (Little Mix).

The lively island-style guitar and catchy melodies in ‘BAHAMA’ cheerfully depict the story of taking a tired friend on a trip, with the lively rapping capturing the energetic vibe of enjoying summer nights. ‘Long Chat (#♥)’ expresses the endless and cheerful conversations between friends throughout the night, allowing listeners to experience aespa’s bubbly vocal charm and the synergy between them. 

‘Prologue’ highlights a message surrounding the comfort of letting go of worries about the uncertain future and instead of comparing oneself to others, continuing to write one’s story at one’s own pace even if it feels shaky in the moment. ‘Live My Life’ offers another self-love anthem with the bold declaration of breaking away from society’s norms and living life on one’s own terms. The album comes to a close with ‘Melody’, a delicate track that expresses gratitude for a special person whose voice brings strength at the end of the day.

Hailed by NME as one of their most anticipated album releases of the year, “Armageddon” lands in the wake of the 2023 EP, “Drama – The 4th Mini Album”. The latter not only piled up hundreds of millions of global streams, but it also bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top World Albums Chart and in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. Fittingly, CLASH hailed it as “a welcomed expansion to the aespa universe.”

Prior, “MY WORLD – The 3rd Mini Album” bowed at #9 on the Billboard 200 and marked their second #1 debut on the Top Album Sales Chart. Its predecessor, “Girls – The 2nd Mini Album”, catapulted into the Top 3 of the Billboard 200 and clinched #1 on the Top Album Sales Chart.

“Armageddon” album tracklisting

1. Supernova

2. Armageddon

3. Set The Tone

4. Mine

5. Licorice


7. Long Chat (#♥)

8. Prologue

9. Live My Life

10. Melody

In support of the new album, aespa is bringing the concept to life on stage on their upcoming second world tour – “2024 SYNK : Parallel Line” – which kicks off for two nights in Seoul on 29 and 30 June, before taking it across Asia and Australia, playing in Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand. 

About aespa
aespa is a fierce K-Pop group with a unique concept. Each of the four members – KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE and NINGNING – has a correlating avatar in the virtual world created from their personal data. The group made unprecedented history with their 2020 debut single ‘Black Mamba’, which was the fastest debut video for any K-Pop group in YouTube history to hit 100 million views. The group’s 2022 EP, “Girls”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and crashed the Top 3 of the Billboard 200 – their highest to date. Their third EP, “MY WORLD”, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart. All of these milestones have led to aespa’s recently released EP “Drama” – aespa has now achieved three consecutive million-seller debuts with these projects, reaffirming their powerful presence. They continue to receive global recognition, including being named among TIME Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders in 2022, and one of Financial Times 25 Most Influential Women Of 2023. Recently, the group made history as the first K-Pop artists to play at music festivals The Governors Ball in June and Outside Lands in August amidst their global tour.

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