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"Gentleman released": Psy tries to top "Gangnam Style" with "Gentleman"

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Psy's concert is over and (see it here) his "Gentleman video has just been released. You can see it here together a post-concert and pre-concert story and many photos.

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Here it is ladies and gentleman -- just released on YouTube: Psy's "Gentleman"

Psy near the beginning of his concert in Seoul a few minutes ago.

Sunday morning update

Click button to listen to Psy concert and rightclick to download

'Gentleman' Psy unveils hip-swinging video

By Jung Ha-Won (AFP) – 12 hours ago 

SEOUL — South Korean pop star Psy unveiled Saturday the hip-swinging dance and music video for his new song, aimed at replicating the global success of "Gangnam Style" and its famed horse-riding dance.

The singer showed off the much-anticipated dance moves – a simple swaying, grinding hip movement – at a promotional concert in Seoul, held at a time of heightened military tensions with North Korea.

The long-awaited video, released a day after the new single "Gentleman" hit online stores worldwide, was posted on YouTube shortly after the concert which was streamed live on the video-sharing site.

At a press conference before the show, the 35-year-old singer described the division of the Korean peninsula as a "tragedy" and said he wanted North Korean people to share in the "fun and happiness" of his music.

"Tonight me and 50,000 Korean people... we are going to sing out loud. We are going to shout out loud and we are really close to them, so they can hear," he said.

unveil – to show or introduce a new plan, product, etc. to the public for the first time เปิดเผย, ประกาศให้รู้ทั่วไป
hip – one of the two parts at either side of your body between your waist and the top of your legs สะโพก
replicate – to copy something exactly ทำซ้ำหรือทำสำเนาใหม่
global – throughout the world ทั่วโลก
anticipated – creating a feeling of excitement about something enjoyable that is going to happen soon รอคอยอย่างคาดหวัง
simple – easy to understand; not complicated ง่าย,ไม่ยุ่งยาก, ไม่ซับซ้อน
sway – to move slowly from side to side; to move something in this way  แกว่งไปมา, โซเซ
grinding – rotating (making a circular motion) with the hips
heightened – increased
tensions – the feelings caused by a lack of trust between people, groups or countries who do not agree about something and may attack each other ความตึงเครียด
release – to make something available to the public  ออกวางตลาด, ออกวางจำหน่าย
stream – to play video or sound on a computer by receiving it as a continuous stream, from the Internet for example, rather than needing to wait until the whole of the material has been downloaded
live – happening now, i.e., not recorded earlier ถ่ายทอดสด
press conference – an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it การแถลงข่าว
peninsula – a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded with water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land  คาบสมุทร
tragedy – a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die โศกนาฏกรรม

K-Pop is definitely an audience participation show.

Night has fallen, but the concert continues.

Psy, the entertainer, does his version of Beyonce's "Single Lady"

The "highlight" of the show.

A sneak peak from the video. It's not bad.

The concert ends with (what else?) "Gangnam Style"

Previous story:

Psy announces tomorrow's concert on his YouTube channel. You can watch it live at 4:30pm Bangkok time.

Click button to listen to Gentleman and rightclick to download

Psy tries to top "Gangnam Style" with "Gentleman"

Will Psy be just a one-hit wonder, or will he become a lasting international chart-topper?

For a day or two at least, the answer to that question, not North Korean war threats, will not be the big news coming out of the Korean peninsula.

South Korea's international K-pop sensation Psy will take centre stage as he debuts his follow-up to the hugely popular horse-riding dance song “Gangnam Style”.

Will this be one of Psy's new dance moves?

The new single, “Gentleman,” is already the talk of the pop world, having had its world-wide release at midnight New Zealand time.

Psy will perform it live tomorrow at Seoul’s World Cup stadium, an event that will be streamed around the world on Psy's YouTube channel:

The concert begins at 6:30pm Seoul time — 4:30pm here in Bangkok. Psy has told his fans to wear white.

The most important release, however, will be the music video. No date has been given yet, but it is expected to be quite soon.

The song – a satire of a self-proclaimed "gentleman" trying to woo women at a party – contains more English lyrics than "Gangnam Style" in an apparent effort to appeal to the singer's newfound global fans.

"Let me tell you about myself. I'm such a charmer with guts, vigour and humour," Psy sings in Korean before bursting out in English repeatedly, "I'm a mother father gentleman."

"Gonna make you sweat. Gonna make you wet. You know who I am? Wet Psy!" he sings in English.

Reactions have been mixed so far, which is not surprising since the music alone seems quite bland without the video. What do you think?

Watch Psy announce the release of "Gentleman" in Korean and English here:

Story includes information from AFP.

one-hit wonder – a performer who has only one big hit, one big success, during his/her career
lasting – continuing to exist or have an effect for a long time ที่กินเวลานาน
chart-topper – a singer/musician who sells the most songs during a particular period of time
threat – saying that you might do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something  การขู่เข็ญ การคุกคาม ทำให้กลัว
peninsula – a long piece of land that is mostly surrounded with water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land  คาบสมุทร
sensation – something/someone very exciting or interesting, or something which causes great excitement or interest ผู้ที่ทำให้เกิดความฮือฮา, ความตื่นเต้น
take centre stage – to be the centre of public attention เป็นจุดสนใจของผู้คน, เป็นที่สนใจ
debut – to perform something for the first time แสดงเป็นครั้งแรก
popular – a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people เป็นที่นิยม, เป็นที่ชื่นชอบ
release – to make something available to the public  ออกวางตลาด, ออกวางจำหน่าย
live – happening now, i.e., not recorded earlier ถ่ายทอดสด
stream – to play video or sound on a computer by receiving it as a continuous stream, from the Internet for example, rather than needing to wait until the whole of the material has been downloaded
satire – a way of criticising a person, an idea or an institution in which you use humour to show their faults or weaknesses; a piece of writing that uses this type of criticism   ล้อเลียน, การเย้ยหยัน, การถากถาง
self-proclaimed – calling yourself something; giving yourself a particular title, job, etc. without the agreement or permission of other people เรียกตัวเองว่า, ประกาศตัวเองเป็น
woo – (of a man) to try to persuade a woman to love/like him ขอความรัก
lyrics – the words of a song เนื้อเพลง
apparent – seeming to be something although it may not be real ดูเหมือนว่า, ตามที่เห็นภายนอก
appeal – to cause someone to like or want something ดึงดูดใจ ทำให้สนใจ
global – throughout the world ทั่วโลก
charmer – a person who acts in a way that makes them attractive to other people, sometimes using this to influence others คนเจ้าเสน่ห์
guts – the courage and determination that it takes to do something difficult or unpleasant ความกล้า
vigour – energy, force or enthusiasm กำลัง,ความแข็งแรง,พลัง
humour – the ability to find things funny, the way in which people see that some things are funny or the quality of being funny ความตลกขบขัน
burst out – to do something suddenly and loudly, especially to sing or say something
sweat – to produce liquid on the surface of your skin when you are hot, nervous, or ill ทำให้เหงื่อออก
reaction – the way you behave or respond as a result of something that happens ปฏิกิริยาตอบโต้
mixed reactions – having several different opinions ความเห็นที่แตกต่างกัน
bland – with little colour, excitement or interest; without anything to attract attention  ที่ไม่น่าสนใจ, ขาดรสชาติ


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