Well Aespa has done it again. To be completely honest, I didn’t know what to expect with this single. Even though I Loved the concept photos and the teasers, I was still like ehhh. Black mamba had to grow on me and so did forever. So I honestly knew I wasn’t gonna love it right away, no matter how much I loved the concepts.
But HOLY ENTIRE SHIT!!!! This song right here really is next level. I’ve never heard a song like it and it’s literally like 3 songs in one. Everytime you get used to the futuristic beat and “I’m on the next level “, they switch it up again. The 3 songs in one did catch me off guard at first and I was like ” what in the world is going on?” But then after watching the video a few times and as expected it grew on me and I loved it .
We FINALLY got our rapline showing the fuck out and it’s about time. I honestly don’t know why they waited two singles deep to let Gisele and Karina rap, but atleast we got it for NEXT Level. Better now than never. All the girls look amazing, but my standout is miss ningning.
I wasn’t a fan of the red hair and I’m never a fan when idols dye their hair red, but she’s rocking it and looks so FINE. Ningning coming for your ENTIRE bias list.
What did you think of NEXT Level? And which do you prefer, black mamba or next level?
Confetti ft saweetie was released into the world Friday and it’s a Bop. Perrie and jade take over jesys first verse, and they sound amazing. I have to be honest, when their producer/ friend tweeted that they remade confetti and said the song would have bigger production, I was super excited!! Confetti was already one of my favorites and I couldn’t wait to see what they would do to improve it.
While the girls look GREAT AS A TRIO, and the wardrobe, setting , and choreography was AMAZING, it still felt empty. I wasn’t a big fan of man mix. And I’m kind of over the silly concepts in their videos . It would be fine if they were still baby mix and did it once in a while. But they’ve genuinely added silliness to every other music video. And I know it just makes it hard for people to take them serious as adult musicians. We already know from their interviews that they’re funny and silly, we don’t need to see that in the videos as well . Man mix just didn’t make much sense for the plot either . Saweetie verse does add a spark to the song and she eats it up. But the song in a whole sounds empty. I was waiting for that “,big” production and we honestly never got it. Not to mention they took out jades bridge from the original , which was superb. But the chorus was also just one girl at a time, and their wasn’t nearly enough backing vocals. Had it not been for saweetie, this version would be worse than the original. All they had to do was replace jesys part and add saweetie. But they redid the entire song and it just feels empty.
The video is still a 5/5* from me. It’s still one of their best, even with the flaws. And they look fresh and good as hell. Jade and Leigh completely ate up their solo parts,/choreography. Jade giving me main dancer and leader of the group vibes.
The promo hasn’t started off great, although are we surprised at this point. And the promo is STILL being set mainly in the Uk, like they don’t have fans outside of England. And they’ve yet to get on the train and have an online concert , which would put them back on the map. I truly don’t have the slightest clue why they have a team at this point.
I really believe they just need to get over the confetti era, but they’re still talking about a tour next year so.
Little mix we want a new album, better promo, online concert, new era!!!
Bitch you know I’m HYPE!!!! I just can’t believe itzy decided to go this HARD. Now let’s start with the opening with my bias ryujin, I really feel she’s gonna take off and be such a it girl. She just oozes coolness and was the perfect person to start off the song.
Yeji giving me cardi b vibes during her verse and bias wrecking the heck outta me. All 5 girls look amazing this comeback and everybody got their chance to shine.
I do feel like this single goes to Yuna, Yeji, and Ryujin though. Their parts were the most bomb and eye-catching, and they had the most camera time. Lias bridge was bomb though, were not gonna sleep on my girl.
Yuna, YUNA!?!??!! DAMN GIRL, she absolutely demolished her parts. She’s another it girl in the making. She’s super stunning with her big eyes and she’s a whole package performer. You heard it hear first, she’s coming for your faves necks. She was just so fierce.
Now those transitions!!!!!, I’m a sucker for a good transition in a music video and these transitions were spectacular! Literally the best part of the video.
The choreography was just what I wanted and smooth and insane. I told y’all if it’s one thing itzy is gonna do , is EAT UP SOME CHOREOGRAPHY. I do see some fans saying they were let down with mafia and they don’t like it and it’s not “ITZY”. and my response to that is, artist’s grow up and they change. It’s boring to stay the same, but to me personally this felt very much itzy, just more grown up. I loved everything and the VISUALS were top notch. I can’t wait to see what us they have in store for this era.
So itzy has released an Album Sampler and I am SO excited. Every single song sounds like a BOP.
In the morning, kidding me and sorry not SORRY!!!!! I THINK ITZY IS GONNA MAKE A FEW POINTS. And they’re truly coming for everyone’s wings.
Just from the promo pictures alone, I knew I was gonna love this era!!! Now after hearing how the songs sound… I just know this will be my favorite comeback from them!!! I’m so excited. I didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t think they were gonna go this hard. Oof I can’t wait for the videos and the CHOREOGRAPHY!!! bitch you know itzy is about to absolutely kill it. Let’s do this!!!
Wow, I’ll admit it’s still a little weird only seeing 3 of them as “Little Mix”, but here they are looking just as good and fresh as ever. Even though little mix has not been consistent since glory days, I’m really excited to see what they will do as a 3 piece and I kind of feel like they should do it sooner rather than later. Jesy Is on fire posting almost everyday about her solo music and we have radio silence from littlemix. It’s definitely not a competition, but I can see jesy releasing her music before them and over shadowing them . If the girls want the fanbase to stay and the GP to care they definitely need to step it up. They seem to only do fan service when it suits them and they don’t really social network outside of their British famous friends. Either way you spin it, Lm7 could be their last era if they don’t change some things. People are slowly loosing interest in them…. And if they don’t step it up , it will be over for little mix.
I will always support them no matter what. I just want my girls to know their worth and I need the world to see it. They always ALMOST get there, always ALMOST. The media is waiting to see what they will do as 3, the time is NOW LITTLE MIX.
The Category is FACE and Aespa is SERVING!!! just look at them, when these photos dropped I was speechless. The girls are covering this months Dazed Korea and they look amazing.
Can you believe how MY stays winning?! Aespa really is THAT rookie girl group. I keep saying it and they keep raising the bar and proving it. It’s just facts at this point.
I do have to point out my honorable mentions from this shoot: NINGNING AND GISELLE ARE KILLING IT!!! Ningning looks like a legit high fashion model. That’s my GIRL. THIS makes me even more excited for that comeback and the album. Come on through AESPA!!!!
Little mix is my ULTIMATE Favorite girlgroup of all time!!! I’ve been with them since xfactor when they were just babies with GORGEOUS voices. And Blackpink was the first Kpop group I ever got into and that was all BECAUSE of how much little mix and jade talked about wanting to work with them. And they’re two of the biggest girlbands in the world!! ( It’s a fact, whether you like it or not).
But what kills me is how poor their labels and teams are. For one blackpink have been together since 2016 and only recently just made their first full length album! The thing with Yg and their producer teddy, is they like to make people wait and really anticipate Blackpink. They think the fans will be even hungrier when they finally release something. And although that tatic works every once in a while, it’s not good to do all the time. For one, you loose fans and the public’s interest!! And over in south korea there’s new kpop groups being born every second. Blackpink as talented as they are could easily be replaced. As a fan, the long waiting in between eras and comebacks is BORING and annoying. The girls don’t much as a group, and as soon as their little promo month is over, they go back into their caves. Not separate LATLEY with covid and all, they’ve been doing more solo things to keep the fans happy. (Lisa’s dance movies, being a mentor, jisoo working on her drama, rose solo is coming and jennie has her youtube channel)
But together, they don’t do enough, which causes the fans to be bored and get into useless drama. I believe if Yg held more fan live streams and let them perform more, even if it’s like little acoustic online sets, the girls and fans would be so much happier.
Now little mix, if you’ve followed me for a while you’d know how I feel about their management and team!! They switched labels two years ago and NOTHING has gotten better. Confetti didn’t do as well as it should have and we lost jesy. I honestly don’t think they have more than two more years left if they continue this way. And I just so desperately want them to succeed because they’re so talented , but it’s like at what point are they going to want change like they claim!?
Compared to every other album , honestly confetti is probably their weakest album and the songs feel empty and too short. That’s not to say it’s a bad album( I love it)!! It’s just a thrown together, random, party album with no theme. Little mix doesn’t have a bad album but Confetti definitely falls short and sounds like the album they should have made after Dna.
I really just hope Blackpink and Little mix get it together. Because they could honestly have really long successful careers if they changed a few things, but it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen anytime soon.
Now that Aespa has TWO singles out , it’s time to compare and see which is the better single.
We have the absolute BOP Black Mamba and the soft angelic Forever. I personally like black MAMBA more, but forever is growing on me .
black Mamba for me was just the perfect introduction song and the perfect debut song. It REALLY PUT AESPA on the map. And had all the locals scared for their FAVORITES. It just goes hard with every listen and gets better and better. Not to mention the video is super cool and FULL of visuals!!! I’ll seriously never get tired of hearing it . And don’t get me started on that choreography!!! Amazing, bomb, GREAT. And the fact they can do it live and it matches with the video- ooof the flavor and the pure TALENT.
Now on to Forever, I don’t hate the song. And it’s growing on me so much to the point I walk around randomly singing it. But it just wasn’t what I expected from their first comeback. I really wanted to see Giselle and Karina rapping. But instead I got them both showing off their incredible vocals, which honestly I was surprised. Aespa literally has 4 vocals , 4 visuals and 4 dancers. Who’s doing like AESPA!? nobody!!!! Although I would have preferred a more upbeat song, forever is the healing song we all didn’t know we needed.
It’s hard to really compare two Amazing but different songs. I do overall prefer black mamba but I do love forever as well.
What’s your favorite of the two? And what are we expecting from their third comeback!? I just need the rapline to come through!!! I’m literally begging SM AT THIS POINT. Let my girls rap!!