Released: 7th October 2022
Charlie’s Puth’s fizzy and fun eponymous third album is a masterclass in pop songwriting for the TikTok age.
Laser-focused with glorious fluffy pop hooks to instantly reel you in, ‘Charlie’ is the sound of Mr Puth playfully leaning into all the ridiculousness of perfect pop while providing just the right amount of depth and texture to complement the frivolity.
‘That’s Hilarious’ and viral fave ‘Light Switch’ are obvious highlights, but gently stirring mini two-min epics like ‘Smells Like Me’ offer the best example of Charlie’s idiosyncratic pop talents.
Capturing deep emotions in a super accessible and riotously fun way is a hard thing to do, but Charlie has nailed it on a collection that just doesn’t miss.