Get PSYched: ‘Gangnam Style’ singer announces first new album in 5 years

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  • “Gangnam Style” singer Psy is set to release his eighth album on April 29 at 6 p.m.
  • His last album, “4X2=8,” was released five years ago.
  • “To be honest, I produced ‘Champion’ in 2002, and it took me exactly 10 years to produce a song that is more sensational than that,” the artist says in a promotional video uploaded to Instagram on Tuesday. “‘Gangnam Style’ was released in 2012. I guess what I’m trying to say is that perhaps the next time you’ll meet a song like ‘Gangnam Style’ will be in 2022.”

Psy is making a comeback to K-pop with a new album this month, 10 years after his hit song “Gangnam Style” catapulted him and his signature horse-riding dance into the global spotlight.

The South Korean artist announced on Tuesday that his eighth album would be released on April 29 at 6 p.m. The title of the album is still under wraps.

His last album, “4X2=8,” was released five years ago.

In a video posted to Instagram, Psy addresses his fans, saying, “To be honest, I produced ‘Champion’ in 2002, and it took me exactly 10 years to produce a song that is more sensational than that. ‘Gangnam Style’ was released in 2012. I guess what I’m trying to say is that perhaps the next time you’ll meet a song like ‘Gangnam Style’ will be in 2022.”

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After “Gangnam Style,” Psy released other hits including “Gentleman” (2013) and “Hangover” (2015), though neither reached the same level of wild popularity. The singer has since gone on to create his own record label, P Nation.

Just ahead of the announcement, Psy made his TikTok debut earlier this month in a series of videos that seemed to emulate other lighthearted music videos he is known for.

“Gangnam Style” also made a comeback on the social media platform recently with a trend involving a remix of the famous chorus.

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