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From:The Straits Timesposted on 9 June at 9:52 AM
9 June at 9:52 AM

Psy goes from 'Gangnam' to hip-hop style in new song Hangover

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Psy, who set off a global sensation with Gangnam Style, tried out a fresh sound on Sunday as he released a hip-hop tale of drunken debauchery co-starring rap legend Snoop Dogg.

Entitled Hangover, the South Korean star’s new song returns to the Gangnam Style theme of material excess but eschews the giddy K-Pop arrangements of his 2012 megahit for more minimalist hip-hop beats.

The video features Psy and the notoriously hard-partying Snoop Dogg on a night of intense boozing. The subject matter is apparent from the video’s first moments in which Psy vomits in a toilet bowl, only to start tapping his hands to the rhythm as Snoop Dogg jumps out of a bathtub revved up to party.

In a line that could quickly become a favourite in late-night bars the world over, the song goes: “The party’s over! It ain’t over!” and, “Drink it up and get sick. Bottoms up, get wasted.”

The video takes the duo on a beer-sodden adventure through Seoul’s rambunctious nightlife.

At one point, young women twerk to the music and later Psy and Snoop Dogg skip through the streets with two flirtatious middle-aged women they met at a karaoke bar.

“I can’t stop. Making bottles pop until the wheels go out,” Snoop Dogg raps. “I can’t quit. I wake up in the morning do the same sh*t.”

Psy released Hangover on YouTube, an appropriate forum for him after Gangnam Style became the most viewed music clip ever on the video-sharing site with more than two billion views.

In an elaborate roll-out for the video, Psy and Snoop Dogg also appeared on a special edition of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! comedy show in Los Angeles broadcast before game two of the National Basketball Association finals.

Psy, whose real name is Park Jae Sang, said that he and Snoop Dogg wrote the song through online collaboration and filmed the video together in Seoul in just 18 hours of production without breaks.

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