Psy goes from `Gangnam` to hip-hop style in new song

Last Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 06:53

Psy, who set off a global sensation with "Gangnam Style," tried out a fresh sound Sunday as he released a hip-hop tale of drunken debauchery co-starring rap legend Snoop Dogg.

Entitled "Hangover," the South Korean star`s new song returns to the "Gangnam Style" theme of material excess but eschews the giddy K-Pop arrangements of his 2012 megahit for more minimalist hip-hop beats.

The video features Psy and the notoriously hard-partying Snoop Dogg on a night of intense boozing. The subject matter is apparent from the video`s first moments in which Psy vomits in a toilet bowl, only to start tapping his hands to the rhythm as Snoop Dogg jumps out of a bathtub revved up to party.

In a line that could quickly become a favorite in late-night bars the world over, the song goes: "The party`s over! It ain`t over!" and, "Drink it up and get sick. Bottoms up, get wasted."

The video takes the duo on a beer-sodden adventure through Seoul`s rambunctious nightlife. At one point, young women twerk to the music and later Psy and Snoop Dogg skip through the streets with two flirtatious middle-aged women they met at a karaoke bar.

"I can`t stop. Making bottles pop until the wheels go out," Snoop Dogg raps. "I can`t quit. I wake up in the morning do the same sh*t."

Psy released "Hangover" on YouTube, an appropriate forum for him after "Gangnam Style" became the most viewed music clip ever on the video-sharing site with more than two billion views.

In an elaborate roll-out for the video, Psy and Snoop Dogg also appeared on a special edition of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" comedy show in Los Angeles broadcast before game two of the National Basketball Association finals.

Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, said that he and Snoop Dogg wrote the song through online collaboration and filmed the video together in Seoul in just 18 hours of production without breaks.

AFP

First Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 06:53

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