Charlie Puth is getting open after receiving a “wake-up call” from one of the world’s most important musicians and who has helped Puth on other occasions. In a conversation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Puth reflects on how Elton John’s words made him feel.
It’s a comment that is striking after learning that the two artists joined forces in a collaboration on Elton’s latest album ‘The Lockdown Sessions’. ‘After All‘, the song that brought these two artists together, seems not to have been enough. Charlie admitted that while dining at a restaurant in Los Angeles he received a “harsh” comment.
Puth revealed in the interview that Elton himself told him “you know, your music sucks in 2019. It wasn’t good.” Faced with this comment Charlie showed annoyance and assured that he did not expect to receive Elton’s criticism and explained that “it was like a punch in the stomach“. However, he also gave him the reason, as he told that he had been thinking about it. “It was kind of a wake-up call,” he said.
The singer said that at first he was “a bit in denial” about the lack of truth and feeling in the songs, but later he was able to sit down with a new way of making music. He confessed that he would “never put out a song again if it wasn’t the truth.”
Since then the 30-year-old singer has released new songs and the process of making songs has changed since then. Fans have even shared positive comments on his latest song ‘Light Switch‘, which has been very successful. Puth admitted that his upcoming new album will be very special for him.