PSY Releases Follow-Up Single to 'Gangnam Style': Listen

While the music biz was working and networking away, Psy was in town to perform at the adjacent NRJ Awards

The South Korean YouTube sensation's follow-up to "Gangnam Style" is scheduled to officialy debut Friday, April 12 at midnight

"Gentleman," the meticulously-planned follow-up single to PSY's global smash "Gangnam Style," is finally here.

Were you really expecting South Korea's most famous rapper to reinvent himself? Those who horse danced along to PSY's iconic hit should be on board with the new song, which follows a very similar formula. Bursting with hooks, shout-along one-liners, and booming buildups and beat drops, the new single does an admirable job of announcing its presence as "Gangnam" part two. But for now, all we've got is the single. Will its music video and brand new dance measaure up? We'll have to wait and see.

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The 35-year-old finished shooting the music video for “Gentleman” on Tuesday. It was shot in various locations around Seoul, much like “Gangnam Style,” which famously became the most watched video ever on YouTube and the first to garner over one billion views. Earlier, PSY was quoted by YG Entertainment as saying the new dance will "be largely in a Korean style."

"Gentleman" will be officially released in 119 countries around the world Friday, April 12 at midnight. Once New Zealand (thanks to its early time zone location) got the first taste, the single quickly spread around the internet. PSY had originally planned on unveiling "Gentleman"  in Korea on Friday and then the rest of the world the following day. But he reset the time to midnight Thursday (GMT +9 hours) on iTunes and local music websites to lessen confusion for fans and onlookers, said YG Entertainment.

He will hold a concert dubbed “Happening” at a sports stadium in western Seoul on Saturday before going on an international tour to promote the new track.

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