Despite similar lyrical themes (if one takes the time to read what lyrics to Psy songs mean in English), "Gentleman" is a worthy follow-up to the surprise monster international hit "Gangnam Style", with clever bilingual switch-ups of Korean and English lyrics. Can't wait for the album to come out. Plenty of pop talent lurks behind Psy's highly bizarre and foreign exterior.
This is so stupid
Not just another PSY song
This is good. PSY is a smart guy, it comes across in the writing and lyrics. Just reminiscent of Gangnam Style enough to still be a PSY song, but also different enough to not be lazy. The lyrics are pretty obviously a send up of the machismo pervading current music, and his use of "mother father gentleman" and "wet PSY" are riffing on the mis-hearing that often happens when American audiences listen to foreign lyrics. The song is fun and catchy. Glad to hear another great single from PSY.
Born: December 31, 1977 in South Korea
Years Active: '00s, '10s
South Korean singer and rapper PSY became an international sensation with the outrageously silly video for his 2012 hit "Gangnam Style." The artist, born Park Jae-Sang, is a graduate of Boston University and Berklee College of Music and began his music career in 2001 with the album PSY from the PSYcho World! The album's in-your-face lyrics connected with Korean teens but concerned civil groups, causing PSY to pay fines and restrict sales to adults only. He capitalized on the controversy by releasing...