Charlie Puth Reacts to Taylor Swift’s Lyric Shout-Out

Charlie Puth is reflecting on what it was like having Taylor Swift identify drop him in a music lyric.

On her music “The Tortured Poets Division” from her lately launched album of the identical identify, Swift sings, “We declared Charlie Puth must be an even bigger artist.” Although Puth has vaguely reacted to the point out on social media, he spoke extra in depth concerning the lyric in an interview with Rolling Stone revealed Friday.

He recalled that he was first informed of Swift mentioning him by a buddy who had heard a leak of the music, however he didn’t imagine it.

“My mind instantly went to ‘Oh, like in an interview or one thing. That’s cool. I like Taylor Swift,’” he recounted. However then he thought the point out of his identify was AI-generated. “I’m going to get up tomorrow and it was only a large joke that somebody was taking part in on me as a result of somebody thinks I shouldn’t be an even bigger artist, so get the largest artist for the reason that Beatles to say that I must be an even bigger artist. Ha ha ha,” he stated he thought.

Then when he gave the music a pay attention after the album was formally launched, Puth stated he was in shock: “My first thought was like, ‘Wow. She stated my identify.’ She form of stated it like P-O-O-T-H and I simply cried, dude.”

He added, “It was surreal as a result of it’s by no means good to look again, however I really feel like I may have achieved issues a bit in another way previously, but it surely’s all meant to occur now.”

Puth additionally confirmed that he was unaware that the singer would point out his identify in her music.

“No concept. I used to be in full denial, too, as a result of there was no means this could possibly be a factor. It’s so random. However then once more, I’m listening to the music and I’m like, ‘It’s not random. It’s in all probability about an actual dialog she had with someone.’ And I assumed to myself, ‘Why don’t I get hyper particular in my lyrics ever? As a result of I’m so involved a few music being successful? No.’ I really feel like I owe it to myself to make a music the place individuals actually know the true backstory of one thing.”

Regardless of being stunned by the lyric point out, Puth has but to straight converse to Swift. Although he revealed that he wrote her a observe. “I used to be similar to, ‘This implies extra, and I’ll take this newfound braveness to place this new physique of labor out.’ Once more, I used to be engaged on it already, however I used to be simply uncertain and it’s cool to get a stamp of approval from an artist that you’ve got idolized for such a very long time and nonetheless do.”

Puth lately launched a brand new music referred to as “Hero” which he credited Swift for giving him the braveness to launch.

“I’m simply very grateful. I’m a damaged report, however I’m very grateful for her shout-out as a result of I actually don’t know if I might’ve had the braveness to place a music like this out. And all I wanted was simply that little ‘You’re good, put it out’ reminder. And I’m very excited for individuals to listen to this type of new aspect of me,” he stated.

As as to whether he thinks he must be a “greater artist” because the lyric suggests, Puth stated he agrees: “I believe I must be. However to me, an even bigger artist, I get to encourage extra of my followers and other people around the globe to select up an instrument. I’d like to be an even bigger artist to encourage different individuals to be greater artists.”