Psy’s Gentleman (Music Video Review)

After his worldwide hit Gangnam Style, Psy has followed it up with this new song Gentleman. It is more of an electronic pop song compared to Gangnam. Will this song reach the same popularity as Gangnam?

From the start of the song, it’s like a party tune because it’s kind of electric (dubstep?) and some people can say that it has similarities to Brown Eyed Girls’ Abracadabra. Also, the old people behind Psy (his guards?) are all old people which made me think, ‘So, they’re gentlemen?’. And Psy did the BEG’s hip thrust from Abracadabra, soooo … now what?

Around 0:42, you can see Noh Hong Chul doing his famous ‘elevator hip thrust’ on the far right side. Around 0:46, Yoo Jae Suk, the ‘man in yellow outfit’ joins the music video.

The chorus part says “I’m a Mother, Father, Gentleman”. Please don’t mishear it as “I’m Motherf*cker Gentleman” even if I think think this is what Psy wants to really say. And now in the chorus, you can see that they are actually basing the dance step from BEG’s  Abracadbra. Now, on the second chorus, that girl dancing with him is BEG’s (hot) Gain. Maybe they had an agreement about this?

The whole video for me is plain weird especially after I’ve read the English translation. The song is about being a gentleman and yet he does not show gentlemanliness here, so is there a contradiction?

Psy has mentioned this about Gangnam Style.

People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are—it’s only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are “Gangnam Style”—so this song is actually poking fun at those kinds of people who are trying very hard to be something that they’re not.

So I guess that this is what Psy also wants to bring here in this new music video. The exact opposite of being a gentleman which means letting a girl fall and untying her bikini.

The quirkiness and the randomness of Gangnam is also evident here except that this is more of an adult version (?). Also, the music video sequence is almost the same as Gangnam Style if you’ll just look closely. I think that they did base this one from Gangnam Style.

The song reminds me of Super Junior’s Rock Star. Maybe because they are both more on a electronic pop in nature.

IMO, this won’t be able to surpass Gangnam Style. Yes, this would be successful but I don’t think it will Gangnam’s height. But let’s see what will happen. I was actually expecting an RnB song or kind of a ballad from him. What was I thinking?

So for now, I will rate this music video as 4/5.

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