PSY Plans English-Language Single, Stresses About Topping “Gangnam Style”
Americans who have grown tired of singing along to PSY‘s “Gangnam Style” in gibberish imitation Korean are in luck: The K-pop crossover sensation says he plans to release his next single in English as early as November. According to a new interview, he began writing the song this week and is struggling to pen a track with as much viral potential as his breakout smash. “It’s too much pressure to overcome ‘Gangnam Style,'” he said. “It’s really hard.”
Sounds like a bummer, and it only gets gloomier from there. “The problem is my music video is more popular than I am,” PSY said. “That’s a big problem for me right now, so I’ve got to overcome my music video first… I’ve got to go everywhere to promote myself, who I am and what I’ve done for 12 years in Korea.” Yikes. Who could have expected that having 350 million views on YouTube would be something PSY would have to “overcome”?
Admittedly, he does sound proud to be the face of K-pop in the Western world. “[F]or Korea, they are thinking of me as representing our country for the new history, for the K-pop history, so they are cheering a lot here,” he explained.
Fame is such a fickle friend. Hopefully Dr. Luke, RedOne, LMFAO, Max Martin and the dude who helped Carly Rae Jepsen write “Call Me Maybe” are available to co-produce PSY’s follow-up for a guaranteed #1 smash.
[via BBC Newsbeat]