The song – which finds the girls celebrating the freedom to do whatever they want, regardless of what others say – opens with a playful electric guitar before the song turns into a soft bop, complete with a catchy chorus and a dancing melody.
“I don’t care/And I don’t care what you say about it,” they sing in the chorus. “And it doesn’t matter if you like it or not/I’m having so much fun/Why should I stop?”
The group – made up of Winter, Giselle, Karina and Ningning – first teased the single during their show at Coachella earlier this year. “Life’s Too Short” marks Aespa’s first foray into the English market after signing a deal with Warner Records earlier this month, becoming the first K-pop group to do so.
“We are thrilled to be welcomed into the Warner Records family and very grateful to have them on board as we begin our next chapter,” Aespa said in a statement. “We’re excited for what lies ahead, including the release of our new EP later this summer and being named Apple’s Up Next Artist.”
The new single will appear on Girlsthe group’s second mini-album, which follows the release of Savagewhich fell last year. Girls will also include the previously released single “Illusion”.
In a interview with rolling stone Last July, Aespa opened up about their rapid rise to fame and the myriad influences that inspire their music — which includes everything from older Korean songs to jazz and Stevie Wonder to Blink-182 and Beyoncé. At the time, the group was also looking forward to the future, with Karina saying, “I’m sure our song lyrics will become more interesting as they tell the story of our adventures in this world, adding to the fun of discover the full story with each new release.