It’s about Time, Mr. Puth
After a little over a year of making the world wait, we finally have the sophomore album of Charles Otto Puth Jr. That is right, after four singles we finally the album. The album itself has been a long time coming. Literally.
“Voicenotes” is a much more mature sound than what we got during his first album “Nine Track Mind.” The songs are cleverly done production wise and really show off what Charlie Puth can do. Everything is cleverly done. The songs all share a similar feeling to them but at the same time, they don’t feel like running into each other. The songs don’t feel like the same and just one big song. That’s isn’t a bad thing at all, in fact, it’s a welcome change. Most artists are looking to have their album be one big story where the songs bleed into each other. Most aren’t able to pull it off. Charlie’s album tells a story better than those albums.
The overall theme of “Voicenotes” notes. Each song off of the album came from the phone of Charlie. So it’s the closest anyone not close to him. Because of this, the album becomes a personal album. Even in an interview, Charlie says that his first album wasn’t him at all. It definitely shows because the songs are extremely personal and let you into the mind of Charlie. The majority of the lyrics are sexual and about past relationships. I’m here for this. Charlie isn’t holding back and it’s everything.
The majority of the songs are bops. There are also some ballads on the album that really show off Charlie’s vocal range. The only song that I really have a complaint with is the “If You Leave Me Now.” It’s an okay song, just doesn’t fit the overall theme and feel of the album. It’s definitely the “meh” song of the album. The song is still a bop when you look at it by itself. But it’s not something that I would have placed on this carefully thought out album.
My only major complaint with the album is that I wish there was more song on it. There are 13 tracks on it but there just needs to be a bit more. Regardless, you still get a full rounded experience with the album. It’s a full experience that will leave you wanting more and feeling full at the same time. It’s like going to an all you can eat buffet. You leave full but yet you want more.
“Voicenotes” is an exceptional sophomore album. It’s full of bops is literally everything we wanted in the album. It’s a personal album that really lets you into the mind of Charlie. “Voicenotes” is a complete experience that tells a story. The only downside with the album is the fact that you want more from it.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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