K-pop sensation PSY is writing a new single — and this time, English speakers will be able to understand the lyrics, the BBC reports.
“The second single is going to be in English,” the Korean rapper also known as Park Jae-sang told the BBC. “And the thing is, it’s too much pressure to overcome ‘Gangnam Style.’ It’s really hard.”
The 34-year-old artist admitted he’s afraid he will never top the results of his first hit, and not without reason: at this point his global viral sensation, “Gangnam Style” has been viewed more than 400 million times on YouTube.
“The problem is my music video is more popular than I am,” PSY told the BBC. Over the next few weeks he plans to promote himself and his prior work — he’s had five other albums released in his native South Korea — in order to overcome the video. He’ll also have help from his new manager Scooter Braun, who has catapulted stars such as Justin Bieber, The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen to success.
Even if PSY’s next single flops, his accomplishments are far from underwhelming. Besides making appearances on a laundry list of TV shows such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, NBC’s Today show and Saturday Night Live, “Gangnam Style” earned a Guinness World Record for the most number of ‘likes’ on YouTube.
“Everybody is treating me like a gold medalist,” PSY told the BBC of his reception in South Korea after his U.S. tour — which included a free concert in Seoul attended by tens of thousands. “Everybody is describing me as a worldwide phenomenon, so especially for Korea, they are thinking of me as representing our country for the new history, for the K-pop history, so they are cheering a lot here.”