MAMAMOO’S HWASA IS ALL SET TO JOIN FORCES WITH PSY TO BRING FORTH A STELLAR COLLABORATION WITH AN UPCOMING NEW TUNE!
MAMAMOO’s Hwasa is all set to feature alongside PSY in their first collaboration track from the latter’s upcoming comeback album PSY 9th. To reveal the exciting news, PSY took to his official SNS to release a teaser video for the 7th track titled “Now (Feat. Hwasa)” from his 9th regular album.
The clip sees both the talented artists talk about the forthcoming collab, explaining that it is a comfortable and ‘raw’ song, without restrictions as to its singing method. PSY elaborated on the same and introduced the track titled, “Now” as a song that “anyone can sing in their vocal range freely”.
At the end of the video, both PSY and Hwasa, accelerate the anticipation for the track as they sit together in the recording studio, radiating extraordinary excitement, as they give a glimpse into the catchy rhythm and energy of the song.
PSY and Hwasa’s version of the song is titled “Now”, and is a cover of a 1987 song of the same name by South Korean band Seoul Family, which itself is a remake of Jackson and Zadora’s duet track called “When the Rain Begins to Fall” which released in 1984.
Talking about the track the “Gangnam Style” crooner said, “As Hwasa was born in 1995, it’s unlike;y that she is familiar with the original song”, however, he added, “There was no better fit for Hwasa than this”. He elaborated, “I promise I’m not exaggerating when I say if I couldn’t get Hwasa on this track, I wasn’t going to release it.”
The talented vocal queen also shared her thoughts on the new track and averred, “I thought it was a brand new song that Psy will be releasing. When I first heard it, I was shocked. I thought he [would send] over a hip-hop track, or something along those lines.”
Hwasa is the latest collaborator to feature on PSY’s upcoming comeback album. PSY 9th includes various stellar collaborations with ace artists including Crush, Epik High‘s Tablo, Heize, Sung Si-kyung, and more.
Much of the information about the tracks, including the title song, is under wraps at the time of writing, however, this rich roster has certainly added to the growing curiosity of what kind of sound styles the album will entail.
Meanwhile, PSY will be making his grand comeback with his album PSY 9th. The album will be available across various online music sites at 6 PM KST on April 29.
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