Coachella 2022: aespa Debut New Song During Set

The second and final weekend of Coachella 2022 is April 22, April 23, and April 24. On April 23, aespa put on their first live concert performance in the U.S. at Coachella. During the Kpop group‘s Coachella set, KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING performed a new song called “Life’s Too Short.”

The members of the K-pop group aespa perform at Coachella 2022
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What songs did aespa perform at Coachella 2022?

KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING’s appearance at Coachella 2022 was part of 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Forever stage.

The band performed on April 23, and aespa’s performance was also streamed online for fans unable to attend the annual music festival.

For their Coachella set, aespa performed five songs including their hit singles “Black Mamba” and “Next Level.” The K-pop group also performed the English version of a new unreleased song called “Life’s Too Short.”

aespa’s Coachella 2022 setlist:

  1. “aenergy”
  2. “Black Mamba”
  3. “Savage”
  4. “Life’s Too Short”
  5. “Next Level”

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aespa teased they would perform a new song at Coachella 2022

After a handful of cryptic posts on social media, aespa’s performance at this year’s Coachella was confirmed. Leading up to their performance, KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE, and NINGNING were interviewed by Billboard.

“Truthfully, we don’t have much experience performing live in front of an audience since we debuted during the pandemic, so the thought of performing in front of a large audience at Coachella, which is the dream stage for many artists, made me feel very nervous,” KARINA said in the Billboard interview.

In the interview with Billboard, the members of aespa also teased fans would hear a new song at Coachella.

KARINA told Billboard, “… We worked hard to prepare a special performance for Coachella, including a never-seen-before performance of our unreleased track, so we hope everyone enjoys it and have a lot of fun with us!”

“Yes! We are preparing a special performance of an unreleased track from our soon-to-be released album and it’s called ‘Life’s Too Short.’ We’re singing the English version of the song so please stay tuned, hope you’re excited!” WINTER shared in the interview.

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What fans thought of aespa’s performance

Because Coachella represented aespa’s first live concert in the U.S., anticipation was high for the performance. After the performance, fans of aespa praised the K-pop group for their vocals and new song “Life’s Too Short.”

“Performance was very fun, they seemed excited to perform in front of a crowd. The new song is pretty chill, but you know Next Level had to be the main event,” one Reddit user wrote.

A fan wrote on Reddit, “The girls did AMAZING! It was so fun and the girls seemed very relaxed too, which is admirable considering how big the crowd is!”

“The girls slayed!!! Their mics were ON and they looked so happy to be on stage! I lovee the new song they performed and we finally got a B-side performance…,” another fan wrote on Reddit.

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