Charlie Puth turns personality into melody on new album ‘Charlie’
Pop singer and songwriter Charlie Puth released his self-titled third studio album “Charlie” on October 7, 2022, delighting listeners with upbeat songs that reveal his true feelings. Featuring 12 tracks, “Charlie” is a collection of songs in which Puth expresses how he feels after a breakup. Sarcasm, dignity and loyalty are some of the topics explored throughout the album.
“Charlie” comes four years after the release of “Voicenotes” in May 2018. Puth originally planned to release the album in early 2020.
However, Puth took Twitter to share that he had decided to give it up.
“None of the music felt real. It’s almost like I’m trying to be too cool in some way. That’s why you haven’t heard from me in a while,” he tweeted.
After working on his album for over a year, Puth confirmed the official release date for “Charlie” via Instagram in January 2022.
The title of the album was confirmed in January 2022 during an interview with vogue when Charlie said it was his most personal album to date.
“It’s like a self-titled album, but I’ve never had the opportunity to release music that really sounds like me and every song is like my personality with a melody attached to it,” Charlie said in the interview. , explaining why he named the album after himself.
Many of the songs featured in “Charlie” were teased via Puth’s social media accounts where he frequently filmed the recording process from his home studio.
The album’s first single, “Light Switch”, was released in January and is currently its most popular song on Spotify. On its release date, “Light Switch” reached No. 6 on Spotify in the United States, garnering over 750,000 plays in less than 24 hours. The song also ranked 11th globally with 2,767,221 million plays. It is by far the most popular song on the album.
Other acclaimed songs include “Left and Right” featuring South Korean singer Jung Kook which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs charts in more than twenty countries, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and France. Its music video had over 10 million views within 12 hours of its release. The song is famous for its lines about a former lover’s memories and how Puth can’t get them out of his mind.
Another popular song featured in “Charlie” is his single “That’s Hilarious” which masks heartbreak with sarcasm and ranked No. 13 on iTunes Top Songs lists for five consecutive days. Songs like “Charlie Be Quiet!” and “I Don’t Think I Love Him” can be seen as Puth’s inner voice lecturing himself about relationships and heartbreak.
To date, “Charlie” is one of Puth’s most popular albums in his career, in which he reveals a new side of himself to fans.