Since there’s a storyline to Aespa’s concept, I think the singles they’ve been putting out are the prologue to their story. Black mamba sets the plot and forever probably depicts what happened before black mamba came and destroyed the connection between the members and ai. It hasn’t been reported they’ll be coming back with a mini album for this upcoming comeback so I think next level is a single that is a part of their prologue.
Also there’s no news of new members for this comeback, but I still think there’s a possibility of new members. With the universe sm created, its ever expanding. Next level will probably showcase the aftermath of black mamba. Based on the teaser pics, it looks like they’ll infiltrate the virtual universe and try to fight back for the connection of their ai and fail. But then in the next comeback, the new members could come along and help them.
What are some of your thoughts?