New K-Pop Singles From PSY

If the headline doesn't immediately make sense, here's a refresher:

- K-pop is the music genre from South Korea that has enjoyed immense popularity in other parts of the world since the turn of the 21st century.

- PSY (the 'p' is silent) is the stage name of South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer Park Jae-sang.

- He's the guy who gave us the annoyingly catchy "Gangnam Style" in 2012, followed by "Gentleman" (2013), "Hangover (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (2013), and "Daddy" (2015)

Now you remember! PSY is back with a new album, 4x2=8. I already checked. The math is correct. The title refers to the fact that it's his eight album. But for PSY, the videos are just as, if not more important than the songs themselves. During his career, PSY set multiple Guinness World Records with his videos:

"Gangnam Style" – Most viewed video online
"Gangnam Style" – Most "liked" video online
"Gangnam Style" – First video to be viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube
"Gentleman" – Most viewed video online in 24 hours
"Gangnam Style" – First video to be viewed more than 2 billion times on YouTube

Will PSY add to his online accomplishments? I wouldn't be surprised. The videos for the first two tracks on 4x2=8 are already racking up views on YouTube.

About halfway into "New Face," I recognized the setting as The Venetian casino hotel.

In "I LUV IT," watch for Japanese comedian Piko Taro, whose video for "PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen)" also caused a bit of stir on YouTube in the past six months. We live in strange times.