Psy struts the streets of Gangnam all the way to the United States. Photo via billboard.com
It’s the song that people just can’t seem to get enough of these days. From the average Joe surfing the Internet to a top music agency in the United States, everyone wants more of the K-pop hit of the summer, “Gangnam Style.”
Representatives from Justin Bieber’s music agency reached out to Psy in hopes of scheduling a meeting with him, reports allkpop. Psy agreed to meet with Scooter Braun, who manages the likes of American pop heavyweights Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, sometime in August.
But the 34-year-old singer and graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston never expected to receive this sort of global reaction.
“Of course every time I write a song, I hope people like my music. But since I’ve been always a singer for the local market, it never occurred to me that people outside the country would listen to my music,” he said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I didn’t even have overseas fans. When I wrote the song, I had only one thing in mind — to create a fun song.”
Indeed, the fun song and even more hilarious video is comparable to the explosive popularity of the viral hits “Friday” by Rebecca Black and “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. However, while “Friday” and “Call Me Maybe” received a mixture of responses ranging from obsession to aversion, “Gangnam Style” is being met with all the love without the cringing.