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“When I was in middle school, I literally cried when Aerosmith were singing ‘Crazy’ or ‘Amazing’ or whatever,” Psy explained. “They were my lifetime role models, and now I am collaborating with Steven Tyler, what the f***, man? [laughs] I love my life.”
Back in May, Psy tweeted a photo of himself with Tyler, whom he met in Singapore for the 2013 Social Star Awards.
PSY (@psy_oppa) May 23, 2013
While some may not understand why the duo would team up, Psy says classic rock has always been an influence on his music, citing Freddie Mercury specifically.
“His songwriting skills, I cannot even approach,” he said of the late Queen frontman. “But his showmanship, everything I know about the stage, I learned it from his videos. I had a huge rock band mania; Queen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses.”
Since the summer of 2012, when Psy horsey-danced his way into our hearts with “Gangnam Style,” the singer has only released one other single, “Gentleman,” which also charted high. Psy told the fashion magazine that having that second hit proved he wasn’t a fad.
“I was really satisfied with what ['Gentleman'] had done, because it proved that I was not a one-hit-wonder, a lucky shot,” Psy said. “Nobody can ever label me that now. ‘Gentleman’ has 500 million views right now, the song also hit number 1 in 81 countries, and I am really relieved by that. Now I can really do what I have to do, comfortably. I don’t have to make another dancing phenomenon, I am just going back to where I came from and it’s really comfortable right now.”
Psy says fans could hear new music as soon as November and hints at other possible collaborations saying that he has “a lot of relations with a lot of U.S. artists.”