Love Goes (Very) Wrong In Charlie Puth’s “Attention” Video
Charlie Puth leaves the piano ballads and doo-wop bops of Nine Track Mind behind on new single, “Attention.” The 25-year-old’s latest is a slick, bass-heavy banger about a bad break-up. The video arrives today (April 24) and it’s a suitably gloomy affair that finds the pop star being stalked by his unhinged ex-girlfriend at a party. He enjoys a bit of the Los Angeles skyline, drives through Hollywood and ultimately ends up in his mansion where he gets an unexpected visit and objects start to flying. He’s come a long way since “One Call Away” and “Marvin Gaye.”
Time will tell how Puthers (or is it Puthinators?) respond to his new sound and style, but “Attention” is catchy enough to be a Song Of The Summer contender. “You just want attention, you don’t want my heart,” the chart-topper laments on the relatable chorus. “Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new.” Charlie launched the song, which was co-written by Jacob Kasher, in “an immersive music exhibit” called The Attention Room. (Which is open to the public until April 30). Watch the gritty video up top.