K-pop girl group aespa has dropped a new music video for “Spicy,” the title track of their latest mini-album, “MY WORLD.”
In the music video, the girls are portrayed as popular high school students showing off their lavish lifestyle and mansion.
Prior to the release of “MY WORLD” on Monday, aespa released the pre-release single “Welcome to MY World,” which includes vocals from nævis, the AI system character from the group’s fictional universal lore.
“MY WORLD” features five songs, including “Spicy,” “Salty & Sweet,” “Thirsty,” “Till We Meet Again” and “I’m Unhappy,” — all of which were performed during the group’s “SYNK: Hyper Line” concert in February.
Additionally, aespa released music videos for the record’s accompanying B-sides.
“MY WORLD” comes nine months after their last comeback, the sophomore mini-album “Girls,” which featured the singles “Life’s Too Short” and “Girls.”
The album has already broken records with 1.8 million copies pre-ordered and first-day sales surpassing 1.19 million copies, making it the highest-selling K-pop girl group album on the first day of release.
It’s release was marked with some roadblocks as the mini-album was allegedly delayed due to creative differences within SM Entertainment between founder Lee-Soo Man and aespa’s production team.
On Monday, group members Winter and Giselle also teased upcoming music during a press conference for “MY WORLD” in Seoul.
“There indeed is a full-length album in the works, and we filled the album with songs that we’ve been saving for a full-length album, which we’ve been preparing for a long time. You may look forward to them,” Winter and Giselle said.
Karina, the group’s main dancer, also added that there is a possibility of their previously previewed solo songs appearing on a future full album.
Aespa will have an opportunity to showcase “MY WORLD” during their upcoming performances at two music festivals: Governor’s Ball in New York and Outside Lands in San Francisco.