Usually Charlie Puth makes music by inventing the melody, then writing lyrics around the music. But he turned that process upside down to make his new album, Charlywhich comes out October 7th.
Talk to American songwriter, the Grammy winner explained, “I wanted to approach this album a little differently.” He said he wanted to move away from his “music first, lyrics later” formula, which is how he writes “a lot of music for me and for other artists”.
“For this album, I had so much to say and throughout all the conversations I had with myself, I was able to start with the lyrics first and then put the music on afterwards. “Charlie said, adding that he used the same process to develop Kid LAROI and justin bieberthe hit song “Stay”.
“The most important thing you can do as a songwriter is tell the truth,” the singer continued, “and I was telling the truth a little before, but now the cup is overflowing with truth on this album. “
Although Charlie said he was “a pretty private person,” that doesn’t mean he put up a facade. “I’m very open about the mistakes I’ve made in the past on these new songs,” he said.
Although a deeply personal album for the hitmaker, Charlie said this new effort is “just as much about the listener, and me wanting to guide them to inspiration”.
This explains why he apparently created this entire album on TikTok, allowing fans to follow the process and make their own remixes. “I wanted them to make their own album and realize that anyone can be a musician,” he said.
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