Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

4-piece feminine Okay-pop group aespa launched their first official English-language single, “Higher Issues,” earlier this month. On their quest to broaden globally, the members — Giselle, Karina, Ningning, and Winter — additionally simply launched into their 14-date Synk : Hyper Line Tour, which incorporates US exhibits in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Boston, and Brooklyn.

Watch aespa’s full interview with Tony Fly & Symon on the SiriusXM App

Nonetheless shaking off the jet lag after being in Los Angeles — their first tour cease — for per week, aespa defined to SiriusXM Hits 1 hosts Tony Fly and Symon (and Okay-pop’s booming American fanbase) what their group title means. “The ‘A’ stands for ‘avatar,’ and ‘e’ is for ‘expertise,’ so mainly ‘avatar’ and ‘expertise’ is type of what aespa’s about,” Giselle mentioned. The aespa fandom is known as MY.

Anytime they land in California, aespa revealed their first cease is a frozen yogurt store. After which, even when the band has a time without work, they nonetheless select to spend the day collectively, buying or watching Korean dramas, motion pictures, and selection exhibits. “We hang around collectively and eat one thing good,” Ningning added.

Whereas on tour, Giselle, Karina, Ningning, and Winter love exploring new locations and making an attempt native delicacies, in addition to experiencing each venue’s totally different power. Though they’ve solely headlined in Los Angeles to this point, in addition they lately carried out at Outdoors Lands Music Pageant in San Francisco, and their tour will take them to seven extra main US cities.

“We hope someday everybody is aware of [who] we’re and [can] sing together with our songs,” Karina shared.

Apart from being their first English-language single, “Higher Issues” additionally has a singular sound in comparison with aespa’s earlier releases. “It is rather totally different from the music that we’ve truly proven to this point,” Giselle defined. “We wished to provide extra of a tropical twist to our music and type of a brighter really feel, as a result of we’ve achieved a whole lot of darkish, purply vibes — if that is sensible.”

Because the group continues to broaden its world reputation, all 4 members really feel extraordinarily lucky for aespa’s success to this point. “To have the ability to come even simply to do a tour abroad is such a giant factor, and we’re at all times so appreciative of our fanbase,” mentioned Giselle. “We simply began, so we’re trying ahead to extra to return.”

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