Charlie Puth Pulls at Heart Strings with “Girlfriend”

Charlie Puth Releases new single

Charlie Puth is back in the music game with a brand new release. After teasing the new single, the 28 year old released the track, “Girlfriend”, on all streaming platforms.

The new song, which is Charlie’s first since the release of “Mother”, is a classic, up beat pop track. Complete with the bedroom pop sounds of generic popular music today, ‘Girlfriend’ sets out to please fans and followers with a familiar sound.

With the song, Charlie Puth details the push and pull in the early stages of a relationship. Singing of the in betweens and uncertainty of wanting to take the leap, he sings: “Tired of this conversation/ We didn’t come all this way
to touch a little, kiss a little// All night long, you wanna hear me say it/
I know I kept you waitin’.”

Over an upbeat pop track, he hits us with a cheeky chorus, singing: “Baby, would you ever want to be my girlfriend?/ I don’t wanna play no games// This is more than just a phase.” Cliche or not, Charlie Puth delivers some skillfull, technically sound vocals.

Speaking of the making of the track, Charlie Puth confessed to his Instagram followers, writing: “I spent a lot of time perfecting this one – this is for all of you”.

Girlfriend by Charlie Puth is available on all streaming platforms now.

By: Ahalya Narayanan

BLACKPINK Diss Haters in “How You Like That”

Blackpink have made their comebcak

BLACKPINK are back “in your area” with the release of their much awaited single, “How You Like That”. 

The four member girl group are here to steal hearts as they shine on screen with new looks, high-budget sets and a brand new track, kicking off a new BLACKPINK era.

The track, “How You Like That”, has been produced by long time collaborator Teddy, and features some signature sounds. Reminiscent of their past music, the South Korean girl group are ready to take on the haters, singing to a high energy, bass-thumping track. 

Lisa delivers some hard hitting rap, while Jennie does the same and more, showing off her pipes on the second verse and bridge. Rose and Jisoo don their vocalist caps, delivering consistent vocals.

While this track marks the much anticipated comeback of BLACKPINK on the music scene, true fans are in it for the whole ride. It’s not just about music in K-Pop, and everyone knows it. The high-production videos have become a measure synonymous with talent in the industry and well, this video delivers. Aside from the grandiosity of the sets, the sheer number of real-life, non CGI sets is astounding. 

“How You Like That” is a characteristically BLACKPINK diss track. The refrain sees the girls boasting: “Look at you, now look at me// How you like that?”. 

Fans have been looking forward to the much anticipated release for weeks now, and it shows. The official music video has raked up close to 500,000 views in less than 30 minutes. The track has also reached No. 1 on the Melon Music Chart – Korea’s foremost music chart. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan