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‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy returns to music after a long break

Gangnam Style singer Psy has announced that he is returning to music after a five-year hiatus from recording.

The South Korean star hasn’t released anything since his 2017 album 4X2=8. On (April 12) he confirmed a new album called psycho 9 scheduled for release on April 29th.

In a video uploaded to his Instagram, Psy said: “To be honest I produced ‘Champion’ in 2002 and it took me exactly 10 years to produce a more sensational song. ‘Gangnam Style’ was released in 2012. I think what I’m saying is maybe the next time you’ll come across a song like ‘Gangnam Style’ is 2022.”

Since its last release, Psy has launched his own record label, P Nation, and has signed a number of Korean stars, including Jessi, HyunA and DAWN.

Psy rose to fame in his native South Korea in the early 2000s, where he became known for his signature dance moves. Over a decade later, he had his international breakthrough with his hit single “Gangnam Style”, the video of which was previously the most viewed upload on YouTube.

The video currently has over four billion views and also inspired a dance craze that has been emulated by former Prime Minister David Cameron, tennis star Novak Djokovic and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“Gangnam Style” has also been credited with helping to increase the popularity of Korean culture around the world.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/psy-new-music-gangnam-style-b2056288.html ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy returns to music after a long break

JOE HERNANDEZ

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