Psy promoting new record with broadcast
Singer-rapper Psy is hosting a personal broadcasting show online at 11 p.m. every day through Sunday to promote his new album.
YG Entertainment, the 38-year-old singer’s agency, uploaded a poster on Tuesday, signaling the start of the show through the V app, a smartphone application that airs celebrity broadcasts.
Psy’s personal broadcasting show is titled “Psy’s Little Television.”
Through the live online show, the singer teases tracks from his upcoming album. Psy’s new album and music video will be unveiled at midnight on Dec. 1.
On Tuesday, the signer teased a ballad song, “I Remember You,” which he said he co-composed with Yu Gun-hyung, who also composed Psy’s international hit “Gangnam Style.” Tablo of hip-hop trio Epik High wrote the lyrics for the song, while up-and-coming musician Zion.T is featured on the track.
Psy soared to worldwide fame with the dance tune “Gangnam Style” in 2012, but before that he had been releasing medium-tempo ballad songs, and many of these - including “What Should Have Been” and “Father” - were well-loved by local music fans.
The singer added that the new album has two title tracks: “Daddy” for international fans and “Bell Bottom Pants” for local fans.
Psy’s much-anticipated new album will be his first in more than two years, after the release of the digital single “Gentleman” in 2013.
The musician was almost ready to release an album last December, but he reportedly said he was not content with the overall quality of the album and thus suddenly postponed its release.
Psy will also hold year-end concerts between Dec. 24 and 26 at Seoul Olympic Park. The singer has been holding year-end concerts under the title “All Night Stand” since 2013.
By Sung So-young