Psy returns to roots with new album
SEOUL: South Korean rapper Psy has gone back to basics with his eighth full-length album, paying greater attention to his home fans while doing what he loves most — “going crazy” on stage.
The star said he had moved on from the success of the 2012 smash hit that sent him flying to the top of music charts around the world and shaped him into the international artiste he is today.
gave me fame while as a creator, but I’m not one to linger in the past and make two, three, four versions of because I’m hung up on its fame,” Psy said.
“It was probably the biggest trophy the world could have given me. It is now something on the shelf I can admire from time to time.”
Psy, 39, or Park Jai-sang, said he had forgotten his roots with the popularity of which holds the world record for most watched video with 2.8 billion views on YouTube as of Monday.
He has more than 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
“It was like an addiction,” said Psy. “Like when you throw a party, it takes some time for that excitement to die down after it’s over. I think it took a while for that exhilaration to subside. Now I’m back to my normal life.”
Then where are Psy’s roots? Performing on stage, he said. All his appearances are linked to the latest album, with singles and
carrying that message.