• Tatum Williams

Song Review: 'How Long' by Charlie Puth


Charlie Puth recently released his catchy single "How Long" on Oct. 5, 2017. He has been teasing fans about this release since September 29, when he posted different images with the individual captions of "HOW," "LONG," "HAS," and "THIS."

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Puth said, "First of all, if the song's not personal to me, I'm not going to be able to get up on stage and sing it."

In my opinion, this shows that this singer is performing, writing, and producing from the heart, and it shows that this song is full of truth and personal experiences. Earlier in the interview, he stated that this song was about someone in his life, and that it is also a continuation of his earlier song "Attention."

The beat to this song sends off happy and dance-worthy vibes, but if you pay attention to the lyrics, they express a sad scenario. In the song, he confesses to cheating while being "gone." After telling her these things, he says, "that don't make it right, but I promise there were no feelings involved." She replies, "Boy, tell me honestly. Was it real or just for show?" and "Save your apologies. Baby, I just gotta know. How long has this been goin' on? You been creepin' 'round on me While you callin' me 'baby.'"

The song starts out with a low-pitched, fast beat but later adds higher-pitched instruments, giving a balanced and fun symphony to the music. The lyrics are sung in a happy tune, contradicting the story he is attempting to tell.

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