Will PSY release an English version of "Gangnam Style"? + interview with MTV
After becoming a U.S. sensation with his latest single "Gangnam Style," PSY recently sat down for an interview with MTV to discuss his future plans.
As of now, the official music video for "Gangnam Style" has had over 212 million views on YouTube, but PSY doesn't plan to change any of the lyrics to appeal to his new fanbase. He commented, "The Korean version is what everyone fell in love with, after all. The thing is, already like 160 something million people saw the video all over the world, so if I change it now, like 160 million people [will get] confused." PSY went on to explain that for this track, the nonverbal cues, dance moves, and how it looks and sounds was the point of the story, and that verbal parts were not that important.
The artist then announced that he would soon be releasing another single, this time in English. "After I can be somebody in the U.S, and then of course I have to release now the single, and that will be in English. I [have all my] equipment and media stuff in Korea so I have to go back and I got to write another song and then I have to bring it here."
PSY will also be bringing back some of his older dance moves from past Korean singles. Before the horse dance helped him receive huge popularity, the bird dance from his debut song "Bird" also has a significance. He stated, "I've done this 12 years, and I've done these kinds of moves my entire career, so actually I have several more left. So, I'm going to make some new songs with my old moves."
Meanwhile, PSY was recently signed by Scooter Braun to Schoolboy Records, and PSY shared his impressions of the manager: "When I see Scooter Braun I feel like I'm watching a mirror because we have really same character mental-wise, working hard, not sleeping, working hard, partying hard, drinking hard and then working hard, loving life, loving music," Psy said. "When we talk together we are brother from a different mother. He was the very first manager that I met in the U.S., but he was the first and last because we are so similar."
PSY also appeared on NBC's "Extra" earlier this week for a flashmob and live interview, and he is scheduled to appear on the "Ellen" show on September 19th (PST).
Watch PSY's complete interview with MTV below? Will you be looking forward to an English single?
Source: MTV and Newsen