Just one day 32 million views PSY new single Gentleman, Can PSY pelvic thrust his way back to “Gangnam Style” success in YouTube ? / Music News
The “Gangnam Style” celeb Psy has finally released his long anticipated new single, “Gentleman,” amid North Korea’s daily threats of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
Consisting of heavy house beats and witty lyrics, “Gentleman” is a bid to prolong the international success Psy gained with “Gangnam Style,” which garnered more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube.
“Gentleman” contains several repeated phrases, which are grammatically incorrect but very addictive, attempting to mock those who dress like gentlemen but act like complete bums.
Can Psy pelvic thrust his way back to “Gangnam Style” success? That seems to be the strategy behind the South Korean singer’s followup video, “Gentleman,” which has gathered 32 million views on YouTube since Saturday.
It once again features Psy dancing and wreaking havoc across South Korea, and thrives off of the singer’s dance moves and goofy charisma. That blend of humor and catchy beats helped “Gangnam Style” become the first video to pass 1 billion views on YouTube, and played a major part in bringing K-Pop to the US.
Repeating the tricks of “Gangnam Style” may not make for a video that’s as eminently appealing and GIF-able, however.
The video features Psy pulling immature pranks on women, but his over-the-top interactions don’t come off as humorously self-aware in “Gentleman” as they do in “Gangnam Style.” It’s ostensibly parodying these crude interactions, but oddly concludes both with Psy getting his comeuppance and simultaneously finding romance.
There’s certainly an appeal to watching these antics, but “Gentleman” has a long way to go before matching Psy’s earlier success.
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