Charlie Puth finally moves away from the child-friendly vibes on Nice Track Mind, towards a more adult-pop leaning sound on new single, “Attention.”
Puth is huge in the U.S, with four top 30 singles and a top ten album, but is chasing the success over here in the U.K. Thankfully, he has dropped the kid-friendly sound for more straightforward pop, which will almost certainly bring more success.
What drew me to “Attention” was it’s lyrics, while Puth has discussed exes before, I have never heard him discuss it in such a way – he’s finally grown up.
You just want attention, you don’t want my heart/Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new/Yeah, you just want attention, I knew from the start/You’re just making sure I’m never gettin’ over you.
It’s been a topic in songs for years, but rarely has it been put so rawly. Many exes get back in touch just to remind their former other half that they’re there and get the attention every human needs – well at this human needs!
Production wise the track is rather simple, it runs on a heavy bassline that carries the song, as well as a restrained and understated guitar that runs under the beat – the guitar is very reminiscent of “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia.
Check out the track below and let us know what you think in the comments!