[NEWS] Psy to release Korea’s cheering song for London Olympics


Singer Psy has been picked to produce and sing the official anthem to represent Korea at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The song, entitled “Korea,” was released on various music Web sites last night, and Psy will perform it on stage for the first time tomorrow at a concert hosted by the National Gugak Center, an organization that promotes traditional Korean music.

Psy has composed and written the lyrics to the song. Traditional instruments have been recruited to give the tune a quintessential Korean feel.

“The music video will be on a large scale with musicians from the Gugak Center as well as members of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and your average citizens taking part,” a spokesperson from Psy’s agency said.

This isn’t the first time the 34-year-old has produced songs that have boosted the morale of the nation during sporting events.

Psy is known for songs such as “Champion,” which was released in 2002, and “We Are The One” from 2006.


Source: JoongAng Daily