Music Theory #9: PSY

Time for another artist recommendation! This time I’m going into K-Pop and recommending an artist that’s already pretty well-known.

Artist: PSY

Latest Album: 4×2=8 (2017)

Genre: K-Pop/Hip-hop

Favorite Track: Napal Baji (see above)

Other Recommended Tracks: Right Now, It’s Art, Blue Frog, Daddy, ROCKnROLLbaby, I Luv It, New Face

Why I Enjoy Him: Like most Americans, my introduction to PSY was through Gangnam Style taking off in 2012. While I’ve only really dabbled in listening to most K-Pop music, I’ve really liked PSY’s music and kept up with him via YouTube as new albums were released. Right Now was the first song I heard (after Gangnam Style) that really stuck with me. He’s also one an artist that still goes balls-to-the-wall with music videos (alongside lots of other K-Pop groups) that are always entertaining to watch. I highly recommend listening to more of his work if you’re only familiar with Gangnam Style because he’s very, very good and very entertaining.