AOTY 2021

Next Level

aespa - Next Level
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Based on 115 ratings
2021 Ratings: #383
Liked by 9 people
May 17, 2021 / Release Date
Single / Format
Electropop, K-Pop / Genres
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Aespa's future is looking dull...

This is an extremely disjointed and messy song the very first time I heard it. It's like a mish-mash remix of random songs put together.

It has some good parts like the R&B moments in here which showcase their vocals, however the majority of the song is like a cheap, watered down version of "Black Mamba".

You could say it's garbage sure but you have to praise SM for taking them out of their comfort zone with this experimental beat and song ... read more
Apaguem o que eu falei, esqueçam aquele 5.0, isso aqui é muito bom, até daquele beat drop aleatório começei a gostar mesmo sendo repentino é uma parte bem agrádavel, o resto da música também é muito boa principalmente aquela parte que vem antes do drop de 1:37 até 1:54 mano deviam fazer uma música baseada nessa parte

Delete what I said, forget about that 5.0, this is very good, even that random beat drop I ... read more
Tirando a bosta da mudança, aprendi a gostar dessa música
Me: Mom can we get I Got A Boy?

Mom: But we already have I Got A Boy at home

The I Got A Boy at home:

For real though, I see a great vision in this track. However, all the concepts put together results in something WAY too disjointed -- each part just feels like a completely independent fragment. This is in contrast to the "experimental" music of æspa's SM Entertainment predecessors; with those songs, although there were sections that sounded different, they were able to work ... read more
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Added on: May 6, 2021