Psy will live stream the world premiere of his new single, “Gentleman,” on Saturday during his sold-out “Happening” concert at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Korea. But fans don't have to wait so long, as "Gentleman" has already leaked online.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has become a cultural phenomenon, with the single going multi-platinum and the video amassing more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. For comparison, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” has a little more than half the number of views as “Gangnam Style,” while none of the dance videos for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” comes close to matching the number of views that “Gangnam Style” has.
The premiere of “Gentleman” will be live-streamed beginning at 6:30 p.m. Korean Standard Time (2:30 a.m. PDT or 5:30 a.m. EDT). The single will be released ahead of the performance and will be available on iTunes beginning Friday.
Psy is also planning to reveal the single’s video over the weekend. Much of the success of “Gangnam Style” was tied to the over-the-top video, which inspired thousands of attempts at performing the dance moves in the video.
According to a press release, Psy “recently shot a massive music video for the track in Seoul."
Hours before "Gentleman" was available on iTunes, the song leaked online, and numerous videos of the song with lyrics have been posted to YouTube ahead of Psy's concert.
Fans can get their first listen of Psy's "Gentleman" below. The live stream of Psy premiering the song during his concert in Seoul can be viewed below as well, beginning Saturday.
Psy's "Gentleman" with lyrics:
Live stream of Psy's "Happening" concert:
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.