Stop making ‘Harlem Shake’ videos, and listen up: South Korean rapper PSY announced today that he is releasing a follow-up to his worldwide hit “Gangnam Style.”
The single is due out Apr. 13, and Psy will perform a concert dubbed “Happening” at the Seoul World Cup Stadium later that night, which will be streamed live on YouTube. PSY, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, delivered the news in Korean, English, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Indonesian subtitles — a sign of how popular “Gangnam Style” has become worldwide.
In October, he told the BBC his next single would be in English and hoped it would live up to the global smash:
“The thing is, it’s too much pressure to overcome ‘Gangnam Style,’” he said. “It’s really hard.”
The meme — which features PSY gallivanting with models and riding what looks like an invisible horse through Seoul’s chic Gangnam district — became an Internet sensation last summer. Since then, it has garnered more than 1 billion views, becoming most watched YouTube video of all time. PSY also performed at the White House’s Christmas concert and at South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s inauguration ceremony last month.
So as you wait for PSY’s new single to drop next month, don some sunglasses and start finessing your invisible horse moves. Or just watch these copy cats: