It was innevitable that we would eventually cover some sort of story on Gagnam Style, the crazy hit song by Korean pop antihero, Psy. I’ve tried not to comment on this before because it seemed like there was little intelligence in any commentary I could give. There has been plenty of discussion about the social subversion the song encourages, as well as the tongue-in-cheek way that the singer pokes fun at the mostly oblivious purveyors of the neighborhood, Gangnam. (I recently visited Gangnam and heard the song playing at a Starbucks where many young women, whom the song makes fun of were sipping lattes.)
However, a recent interview with Psy for Rolling Stone, sheds some light on, what I find to be the most interesting element of the song… the music video and the many odd locales where Psy does his little pony dance.
So here it is in all it’s glory. Click through the link to find the interview on Rolling Stone’s website.
And for anyone living on the moon who hasn’t yet witnessed this masterpiece, here is the music video. Enjoy.