Is Psy’s “Gentleman” the Next “Gangnam Style”?
Korean pop star and former Boston resident Psy released a followup song to his dance single “Gangnam Style” today. The new single is titled “Gentleman,” and was leaked online yesterday. On Saturday, at Seoul’s World Cup, Psy will perform a new dance to go with “Gentleman.” The performance will be live-streamed at 5:30 a.m. EST on his YouTube channel.
“Gangnam Style” was a huge international hit last year—the music video reached more than 1 billion YouTube views, becoming the first video to do so in YouTube history. Fans, however, have taken their feelings about “Gentleman” to social media (no way!). The general response was a mix:
PSY's new song gentleman is sick
— Josè (@joshhpayne) April 12, 2013
After listening to Psy's Gentleman, I actually really like it. I mean, it's catchy.
— nelle (@stopitnelle) April 12, 2013
— Lina (@mihoyminoyy) April 12, 2013
— Cortney Williams (@corrwill) April 12, 2013
PSY has a new song Gentleman , needles to say its shite ! #stop
— Kenny (@kenny_VIII) April 12, 2013
— Mr Brown Knuckles (@Sreeisthesex) April 12, 2013
This person is shaking and crying:
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) April 12, 2013
This person is anxious about its nonexistent social impact:
So today Psy released his new song. I blame the world for encouraging him. We have brought this on ourselves.http://t.co/8xqca0U1tJ
— Andrew Cruz (@Copywriter88) April 12, 2013
And this person throws passive shade at King Timberlake:
— James Barr (@imjamesbarr) April 3, 2013
What do you think, folks? Is “Gentleman” dance-worthy enough to succeed “Gangnam Style”?