Since their debut, aespa have stunned netizens with their talent and skills. With their multiversal concept involving AI counterparts and a secret villain, the group have gained attention from those around the world, even making an appearance, albeit virtually, at one of the world’s biggest music festivals, SXSW.
people at South by Southwest SXSW experiencing aespa VR Concert at KWANGYA!
— 하늘 (@wntrult) March 15, 2023
One major issue fans have had has not been with the group themselves but with the promotional efforts of their company SM Entertainment. Despite celebrating their second-anniversary last year, the group only recently confirmed to be making a comeback in May — either their third mini-album or a first full album.
aespa is preparing for their comeback which is planned for May.
Please look forward to it.
— SM Entertainment
Now fans have mixed feelings after it was revealed aespa would be featured in an upcoming movie’s soundtrack.
On March 19, it was revealed that aespa would be one of the artists featured in the Apple TV+ movie Tetris soundtrack. Tetris is a biographical film recounting the battle to secure rights to the iconic video game.
According to the tracklist, aespa’s track is called “Hold On Tight,” and will likely have a retro-futuristic vibe due to the movie being set in the 1980s.
As the soundtrack contains other covers of songs, some believe it may even be a remake of Electric Light Orchestra‘s version of the song released in 1981.
After the announcement was shared, fans shared their confusion at aespa’s somewhat random inclusion in the film, especially since this will be released before aespa’s full album.
they just doing anything https://t.co/iVkCHCoz9x
— cade (@vanjhope) March 19, 2023
What’s the correlation? What Espa has to do with a video game from Soviet Russia in the 80’s? https://t.co/XqfdVJz4I0 pic.twitter.com/AbapJFosMG
— Irene’s uni deskmate (@autotokki) March 19, 2023
doing everything but releasing a full album https://t.co/FZ8EmjgWzx
— ava (@mingisluv) March 18, 2023
this is so random?€?€?£?££ https://t.co/OJSVDSKKh3
— twink towers (@futchism) March 18, 2023
Other fans, despite the “randomness” of the situation, are happy for aespa inclusion on the soundtrack as it means new music from the group.
Aespa doing a soundtrack for a film? OMGGGGGGGGGGGG https://t.co/fzcsqrpLuE
— 🇨🇩Chaeng⁷±⁹±⁵=²¹🇨🇩𖣘SMOKE SPRITE✢ (@TheChaeChapter) March 19, 2023
THIS IS SO???? RANDOM???? LIKEEE OKAAAYYYY IM GONNA BE TUNING IN https://t.co/tues4KFp3w
— ethan (@wesmeeks) March 18, 2023
Ill take any new aespa drop atp https://t.co/yL2584CWfQ pic.twitter.com/kL73dxGYkE
— (ᵔᴥᵔ) (@jeIIybot) March 18, 2023
Tetris premiered at SXSW in mid-March and will see a limited theater release on March 24 before making its debut on Apple TV+ on March 31.
Will you be streaming the track once it’s released?
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