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aespa's Comeback Music Video 'Next Level' Gets More Than 41 Million Views In Two Days!

by Serena Martinez / May 21, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

aespa has definitely hit the "Next Level" as their latest comeback music video earned more than 41 million views in just two days since its release. With the song also currently at the top of the big music charts, the group is now getting more attention, not just in South Korea but also in other parts of the world!

The new comeback single of the K-pop rookie group is dominating the charts as the group's label SM Entertainment reported that as of May 18, "Next Level" is currently in the top rankings of the iTunes Song Charts in 26 countries. In South Korea, the song hit #1 on music platforms such as Bugs and Genie Music.

The "Next Level" music video was released on YouTube on May 17, 2021, at 8 p.m. KST. The song is actually a remake of A$ton Wyld's single, which was part of the original soundtrack of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." The music video features all four members of the group as well as their "AI selves." It didn't stop there as a live broadcast event called "Next Level of aespa" happened on the group's official VLIVE channel just after the music video's drop. 

For those who are curious about the song, SM Entertainment stated that the lyrics of "Next Level" tells the story of the "aespa" members, their alter egos called "ae," and their journey to KWANGYA in search of the "Black Mamba" that is the cause of "disturbing aespa and ae's SYNK, descending the world into chaos."

It has been 6 months since aespa made its debut in November 2020 with its first hit single, "Black Mamba." In February, the group released a special remake single titled "Forever." The moving teaser that was released just days before the comeback music video starts with a mysterious light shines on an ordinary street in the middle of the night, taking the viewers into the world of Kwangya. Kwangya, in the "aespa universe," is an artificial realm in which the human members of "aespa" connect with their respective æ-aespa counterparts.

We are looking forward to what aespa has in store for us very soon! 

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