Charlie Puth Reinvents Himself (Again) On “I Warned Myself”

Mike Wass | August 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Charlie Puth's 'Attention' Video
Love goes very wrong in Charlie Puth's unhinged 'Attention' music video.

He’s back! Charlie Puth returns to the music scene with “I Warned Myself,” the hitmaker’s first single of 2019 and what I can only assume is the first taste of his third LP. And it’s another change of pace. The slick synths and big, pop hooks of “Attention” and “How Long” make way for something more edgy and minimal. That’s not to say that the 27-year-old has lost his knack for writing a catchy chorus. “I Warned Myself” is one of those songs that worms its way under your skin a little deeper with each listen.

“I warned myself that I shouldn’t play with fire, but I can tell that I’ll do it one more time,” Charlie sings in his trademark falsetto over Benny Blanco’s ominous production. “Don’t trust in myself, no good for my health,” he laments. “You mess with my heart, now you’re the reason why.” He has certainly come a long way since “Marvin Gaye.” The pop star also dropped the video for “I Warned Myself” today (August 21) and it’s a suitably moody affair that culminates with Charlie surfing on the roof of his (moving) Jaguar. Watch below.

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