SM Entertainment girl group aespa have unveiled their remake of S.E.S.’s ‘Dreams Come True’ as part of their agency’s new “Remastering Project”.
On December 20, the rookie girl group revealed their rendition of the 1998 hit alongside its ethereal music video. aespa’s ‘Dreams Come True’ marks the first remake from the new “SM x YouTube Remastering Project”, which aims to reintroduce the history of K-pop to fans of the genre.
In the otherworldly new visual, aespa combine the dreamy aesthetics from S.E.S.’s original music video with their own edgy, futuristic signature style. The quartet perform the song’s choreography from a grand, purple-tinted room filled with alien-like flora in one scene, later moving to a massive platform alongside projections of their virtual AI, or æ counterparts.
“Funny how all dreams come true / My dreams come true / It’ll protect me / Even tiny love that I’ve cherished / You make me feel so good,” they sing on the chorus of the track.
The remake was first announced in early November during a joint online press conference held by SM CEO Lee Sung-soo and YouTube Head of Music Partnerships (Greater China and Korea) Lee Sun. “We have tried to add our own colours to the original track,” revealed member Giselle, who was also present.
SM and YouTube’s “Remastering Project” will include remasters of music videos and tracks by past SM Entertainment acts, as well as remakes and covers of early K-pop hits by the agency’s current roster of artists. “We thought we could use this opportunity to introduce the legacy of the past and contribute to K-pop’s further growth,” Lee had shared.
Earlier this month, SM Entertainment announced its plans for an upcoming online concert titled ‘SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU [email protected]’, set to take place on New Year’s Day (January 1).
Its line-up includes artists such as EXO, aespa, H.O.T’s Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, SUPER JUNIOR, Girls’ Generation – Oh!GG (Hyoyeon, Taeyeon, Yuri, Sunny, YoonA), SHINee, Red Velvet and NCT, as well as music DJs who are represented by the label.
On December 20, aespa dropped the music video for “Dreams Come True,” a remix song of the hit 1998 track by legendary SM Entertainment girl group S.E.S.
In the MV, the SM Entertainment slide from fairy to street in their own remake of S.E.S’s classic hit 1998 track “Dreams Come True.”
aespa’s version of the song adds a hip-hop-inspired vibe to the original pop version of the track. It was also revealed that BoA participated in producing, creating choreography, and visual directing for the ‘SM Station’ release.
Many netizens have been impressed with this latest remix project from the girl group and have praised how the hip-hop song suits aespa perfectly. Netizens commented, “Wow, I almost cried. S.E.S the first and last group I supported, I loved all their songs and memorized most of them. I love the original song but this remake was really well-done,” “I think the original song was so good that’s why the remake was really good,” “I felt this song would be good but the more I listen to it, the more I love it,” “Oh wow, the remake song is really good; It has that retro S.E.S vibe but mixed well with the new hip-hop vibe,” “This song is really good, it fits aespa so well,” and “Wow it’s better than I thought.”