Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Psy - Gentleman Millions watch as Psy unleashes Gentleman in style

Millions watch as Psy unleashes Gentleman in style
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Attention musical curmudgeons, now might be a good time to book into that silent retreat you've always told yourself you will one day visit.
As you read this, K-Pop superstar Psy's follow-up to Gangnam Style is being downloaded across the globe and, via social media, television, radio and thousands of too-loud headphone sets on the train, the track Gentleman will reach into every cultural corner in a matter of days.
The King of K-Pop himself will perform it live for the first time in Seoul tomorrow, which will be live-streamed around the world on YouTube.


Psy-chology ... No doubt what kids will be singing. Oh joy.
Psy-cology ... No doubt what kids will be singing. Oh joy.
Whether Gentleman does the same exponentially tighter circuits of our collective subconscious for the next year the way that Gangnam Style did remains to be seen. That probably depends on the video, which is also expected to be released this weekend. After all, the song was synonymous with the "horsey dance" in that joyously awkward video, which became the first clip to surpass one billion YouTube views.
In a promo clip announcing the new song, Psy performs what some have suggested could be his new dance style. Here at Fairfax HQ, descriptions of the dance ranged from kicking a soccer ball while waving one's arms, to a cartoon version of the hokey cokey while throwing an imaginary boulder, to cradling an invisible baby while trying to shut the door with one's foot.
So whether Psy's latest is merely a No. 1, or a global phenomenon, is only half about the music. But what's Gentleman actually like as a song? To subject it to the laser focus of our esteemed album reviewers would be like asking the snooty judges at Britain's Supreme Cat Show to lift the tail of the Keyboard Cat. It couldn't possibly end well. On top of that, our musical yogis would be rendered unable to review anything for a month, because yes,Gentleman is incredibly catchy. In fact it's three minutes 14 seconds of insanely sweet ear candy, even if early listens fell short of Gangnam Style.
Korean pop sensation Psy.
Korean pop sensation Psy. Photo: Marco Del Grande
Psy has avoided obviously ripping off Gangnam Style – think how easy it would have been to release something like Gangnam Restyled? But he has followed a winning formula: quirky cross-cultural rapping over classic dance beats, with a central unforgettable key lyric.
Gentleman begins with a retro handclap with a classic four-on-the-floor club beat, layered over with Psy's unmistakable Korean/English rapping.
Fans of old-school slow-tempo house beats will love it, but others may think it doesn't start as strongly as Gangnam Style – which could be telling for a buying audience with goldfish attention spans. But around the 45-second mark Psy drops one of his trademark English-language catchphrases destined to be repeated by smart-alec tweens the world over, "Damn girl! You so freaky sexy!".
The pace picks up and a minute in, he hits us with the phrase that you won't be able to escape for months, even if Gentleman is only a moderate hit: "I'm a Mother-Father-Gentleman".
The web was awash this morning with people sniggering that the first part of that sounds a lot like a similar but more obscene phrase, but it's no mistake. "Mother-Father" is a way of saying that without saying it.
Psy has basically made the key lyrics of his new hit a censor-friendly and fun obscenity. Expect armies of eight-year-olds to drive their long-suffering parents and teachers bonkers by announcing they are a "Mother-Father Gentleman". Oh joy.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/get-set-for-an-earful-as-psy-launches-fresh-assault-20130412-2hq4c.html#ixzz2QbQeYra4


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/get-set-for-an-earful-as-psy-launches-fresh-assault-20130412-2hq4c.html#ixzz2QbQOZCYF

Original LyricsFull Translation:
Alagamun-lan, weh, wakun, heya, hanun, gon
Alagamun-lan, weh, makun, heya, hanun, gon
Alagamun-lan, ari, gari, hanon, kari, he
Alagamun-lan, we-like, we like party, hey
Ichiba, varriya, is hara moru, mashi sondori, yama, varriya
Yougun, pegi, tur, equa, machen, varriya
Noga, onku, pega, haga, kunge, nande, varriya
Damn girl, you’re so freakin sexy

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

Alagamun-lan, weh, mikuneya, hana, gon
Alagamun-lan. weh, sikuneya, hana, gon
Alagamun-lan, pali, pali, wasa, nelly, neh
Alagamun-lan, nali, nali, nasa, pali, hee
Ichiba, varaniya, nori, moli, holy, daddy, chunga, ri
Varriya, get feeling, feeling good, brutake
Varriya, gachu, gunya, sorinage, sorinage
Varriya, damn girl, I’mma party, morphine

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

Gonna make you sweat
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am, west side
Gonna make you sweat
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am, west side

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman

I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I don't know if you know why it needs to be hot
I don't know if you know why it needs to be clean
I don't know if you know, it'll be a problem if you're confused
I don't know if you know but we like, we we we like to party

Hey there
If I'm going to introduce myself
I'm a cool guy with courage, spirit and craziness
What you wanna hear, what you wanna do is me
Damn! Girl! You so freakin sexy!

Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman

I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman

I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman

I don't know if you know why it needs to be smooth
I don't know if you know why it needs to be sexy
I don't know if you know darling, hurry and come be crazy
I don't know if you know, it's crazy, crazy, hurry up

Hey there
Your head, waist, legs, calves
Good! Feeling feeling? Good! It's soft
I'll make you gasp and I'll make you scream
Damn! Girl! I'm a party mafia!

Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman

Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am Wet PSY

Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet.
You know who I am
Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! PSY! PSY! PSY!
Ah I'm a mother father gentleman

I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a, I'm a mother father gentleman

Mother father gentleman

Mother father gentleman