Charlie Puth’s back and stronger than ever with his new album, Voice Notes.
Inspired by recordings via the app of the same name, all songs on this album were created and produced by Charlie himself.
So I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have to push the album release date. I’m producing this album all myself and with that comes a lot of work, and in my opinion, the album is not perfect yet. However, it will still come out this year, and soon.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) January 4, 2018
Listen to the entire album by clicking here to follow an exclusive playlist I made via Youtube.
Song by Song Review
The Way I Am: Starting out the album strong with pop musicality this is my favorite track because it has the musical genius of a Michael Jackson song but beside the overall unapologetic message but the rocking guitar chords in the background of the entire song.
The first time I heard it it had instant Tom Cruise in Risky Business vibes:
Attention: Bass guitar chords carry the pop musicality of this track and the catchy lyrics of one of those attention seeking exes who can’t seem to get that you are over them.
L.A. Girls: A song about losing focus on the one girl who’s important because you fooled around with girls from Los Angeles. My favorite part of this track is the breakdown.
How Long: A song about the confrontation when a girl realizes her man was creeping but told from the guy’s perspective. Musically, it’s fun and dancy with jazz elements.
Done For Me ft. Kehlani: An R&B track about the unfair plight of one-sided love
Patient: A slow jam that Charlie is famous for, asking for his lover to be generous with their patience.
If You Leave Me Now: This album has amazing collaborations stacked up, and Boys II Men add an incredible vocal layering, and harmonies to this song which helps to give it that heart and soul r&b musiciality
Boy: An electropop musicality creates the atmosphere of a song discussing a relationship where someone older or more experienced makes you feel innocent and juvenile.
Slow It Down: A track about not wanting to take advantage of a girl because you don’t have true feelings for her.
Change ft. James Taylor: An acoustic guitar gives this a street performer feel, and a timely message:
Why can’t we just get along?
Somebody Told Me: A fun and dancy musicality contrasts the lyrics discussing the heartbreak of the one you love being in love with someone else.
Empty Cups: Sultry sythesized bass guitar chords hint at things heating up between you and someone at a party
Through It All: A gospel-like musicality with an encouraging message
God only knows I’ve been through it all
Overall, this music video accurately depicts how I look while listening to this album. It’s such a well put together piece of music, I truly hope Puth gets accolades this year for this album.