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Watch aespa’s music video for ‘Life’s Too Short’

aespa have released the music video for their first-ever English single, ‘Life’s Too Short’.In the 2000s-themed visual, the girl group brush off drama and negative comments and focus on the good things in their life. The quartet enjoy their lives, eschewing social media to throw a sleepover, go for karaoke and attend photoshoots.“I’m doing me regardless / No, I don’t care what you say about it / And I’mma do it any way that I want / I’m having all this fun so why would I еver stop?” aespa sing on the chorus of ‘Life’s Too Short’.‘Life’s Too Short’ is set to appear on aespa’s sophomore mini-album ‘Girls’, due out July 8.

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aespa drop teaser for second episode of ‘SM Culture Universe’
aespa have shared a new teaser for the second episode of their ongoing SM Culture Universe series on YouTube.In the new trailer for the second SM Culture Universe episode, titled Next Level, the members of aespa have left the fictional universe of Kwangya in order to help nævis solve the ‘SYNK OUT’ phenomenon, in which the connection to the avatar æ had been severed.The full Next Level episode is scheduled for release on the official aespa YouTube channel next week on June 20, at 6pm KST.The series first launched with the release of its first episode, Black Mamba, last year, with the aim to establish and expand the background of SM Entertainment’s company-wide lore, centred in and around Kwangya.Meanwhile, aespa are also gearing up to return with their forthcoming sophomore mini-album ‘Girls’, for which they recently dropped the pre-release track ‘Illusion’. Due out on July 8, the new record is also set to feature the title track ‘Girls’, along with new songs ‘Lingo’ and ‘ICU’.Additionally, ’Girls’ will include the English-language track ‘Life’s Too Short’, which the group originally debuted during their appearance at this year’s Coachella, as well as a Korean version of that song.‘Girls’ will be aespa’s first release of 2022, and is the much-anticipated follow-up to the girl group’s popular debut mini-album ‘Savage’.
Watch the remastered music video for Girls’ Generation’s iconic single ‘Gee’ in 4K
SM Entertainment has remastered the music video for Girls’ Generation‘s hit 2009 single ‘Gee’.The iconic song was initially released in January 2009 as the title track of the girl group’s first mini-album of the same name, while the original music video on YouTube was uploaded onto the streaming platform on June 8, 2009.The song’s video treatment notably starred SHINee member Minho as a shopkeeper who arranged nine mannequins for a window display before closing the store was for the day. However, as he left, the mannequins came to life as the members of Girls’ Generation.The music video’s remaster and re-release is part of SM Entertainment’s “SM x YouTube Remastering Project”, which aims to reintroduce the history of K-pop given the genre’s widespread popularity today.The project will include remasters of music videos and tracks by past SM Entertainment acts, as well as remakes and covers of early K-pop hits by the agency’s current roster of artists.Prior to the remastered version of ‘Gee’, SM Entertainment also similarly released a remaster of SHINee’s debut track ‘Replay’ in April this year. aespa also unveiled their rendition of S.E.S.’s 1998 hit ‘Dreams Come True’ for the project previously.In other Girls’ Generation news, it was confirmed last month that the iconic K-pop girl group are set to make a long-awaited comeback this August in celebration of their 15th anniversary.
aespa, Jung Ho-yeon and more featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2022
Forbes has officially unveiled the 2022 edition of its annual 30 Under 30 list for Asia, with acts such as aespa and Jung Ho-yeon making the entertainment and sports category.The annual list highlights 300 individuals below the age of 30 that have made significant strides and impact in their respective fields, categorised by entertainment and sports, science and entrepreneurship, among others.Included in this year’s 30 Under 30 list for Asia under the Entertainment And Sports category are K-pop girl group aespa, who are notably the only South Korean music act to be included on the list. Meanwhile, Squid Game actress Jung Ho-yeon was also featured on the list as the only South Korean thespian to be included this year.The 2022 list also included Indonesian 88rising rapper Warren Hue, Thai singer-songwriter Pyra, Singaporean hip-hop artist Yung Raja, Malaysian rap artist SYA, ‘Chicken Tendies’ singer Clinton Kane, New Zealand duo Broods, Sydney duo Seaforth and ‘Josh’ singer Peach PRC.Last year’s edition of the same Forbes list saw Hong Kong’s Jackson Wang of GOT7 fame featured on the list, alongside other South Korean musicians such as MAMAMOO’s Hwasa and IU.The entertainment and sports category of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list was judged by ONE Championship Group President Hua Fung Teh, Infinite Studios CEO Mike Wiluan and Caldecott Music Group’s founder and chief executive Kuok Meng Ru.
NCT Dream team up with ‘Baby Shark’ creator on English remix of ‘Glitch Mode’
NCT Dream have joined forces with ‘Baby Shark’ creator PinkFong on an English-language remix of their single ‘Glitch Mode’.The K-pop boyband dropped the new ‘Glitch Mode’ remake on May 25 as a collaboration with the children’s entertainment company, which was previously behind the global children’s hit ‘Baby Shark’, alongside an animated sing-along music videos for the track.The music video includes animated avatars of all seven members of the NCT sub-unit, who perform the song alongside PinkFong’s cartoon dinosaur mascot Red Rex. The remix features more upbeat, 8-bit-inspired beats beneath child-like vocals, with NCT Dream heard harmonising in the background.The release of the English remix of ‘Glitch Mode’ marks the second time NCT Dream have released an English version of one of their songs with PinkFong so far – the first time being in May last year when the company also released a similar English remix of their song ‘Hot Sauce’.The boyband have also released two original children’s songs with PinkFong over the last two years, the first being ‘Dinosaurs A To Z’ in May last year, later followed up by the song ‘Baby T-Rex’ earlier this month.Meanwhile, NCT Dream are currently gearing up to drop ‘Beatbox’, a repackaged version of their second studio album ‘Glitch Mode’ and to be led by a title track of the same name.