I'm honestly confused. I'm just using Aespa as an example here, but this goes for like....most k-pop groups. Aespa's singing in Forever is literally a studio version. Studio versions are edited and improved af. Like, literally anyone can make a track/MV and sound "amazing" in it after they put it through a studio with a good producer. Yet I see so many comments being like OMG THEY'RE THE BEST VOCALISTS EVARRRR!!1!11! Like....do stans actually believe that?? o_o
If they release a LIVE VERSION with NO BACKTRACK and actually sound good/comparable to the MV, THENNNNN it's impressive and will actually show that they can sing. For example, Sistar! Shinee! These groups sang hella live and actually sound like their amazing vocals in their MV. Unfortunately, most groups these days either lip sync entirely or have the backtrack SOOOOOOOOO loud that it's impossible to hear the whimpering vocals beneath.
I'm sure that someone in Aespa actually does have good vocals, like NingNing or whatevs her name is. But when people are like "omg they all have GOD TIER VOCALS omg best vocals of the new generation!!!1!!!11!1!" after JUST hearing the MV it's like.....no luv......that's called autotune and the studio.
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