Psy promises eventful launch

AFP-JIJI

Even Kim Jong Un’s threats of nuclear war can’t divert world attention from the main event on the Korean Peninsula this week — the launch of Psy’s hugely anticipated followup to his global hit “Gangnam Style.”

The new single, “Gentleman,” will hit online music stores worldwide Friday and finally answer the question of whether “Gangnam Style” and its invisible horse-riding dance was just a one-hit wonder.

The rapper, 35, is set to hold a promotional concert in Seoul for 50,000 fans. Little is known about the new single, which will be released in 119 nations, or its music video.

“This is another very rousing song. . . . The dance is one known to all Koreans but new to foreigners. This will be presented in Psy style,” the rapper said.

The release comes as North Korea is expected to carry out a provocative missile launch at any moment, but discussion of Psy’s new single completely overshadowed Pyongyang’s threats on news portals and chat rooms.