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24 May 2024

Charlie Puth Shares Taylor Swift-Inspired Single ‘Hero’: Listen

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Charlie Puth has shared his eagerly awaited new single Hero and spoken about Taylor Swift giving him a shout-out on her latest album. Listen to Hero below.

“My new song HERO is about when you see someone you love hurting themselves, ruining the things in their life that are good, but you just can’t save them,” Puth posted earlier this week. “I’m very excited to share my next album with you, especially this song because it’s a great representation of what’s to come.”

Puth also added that the decision was inspired by Taylor Swift‘s shout-out on The Tortured Poets Department. “I’ve never put out a song like this before,” he wrote. “It’s very different for me, but I want to thank @taylorswift for letting me know musically that I just couldn’t keep this on my hard drive any longer.”

The title track of Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department featured the lyric, “We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist,” on its title track. A couple weeks after the album’s release, Puth teased “Hero” on TikTok, writing, “These last couple weeks have been really crazy for obvious reasons, but I wanted to share something with you.”

“Sometimes I get a little nervous being overly honest in my music which is why this was sitting on my hard drive for awhile,” he continued. “But I think someone out there was giving me a sign that I needed to release it. So…. I declare ‘Hero’ will be out everywhere on May 24th as the first single of my new album. Thank you for your support…you know who you are.”

Hero follows Puth’s recent singles Lose My Breath with Stray Kids, Lipstick and That’s Not How This Works with Dan + Shay and Sabrina Carpenter. He hasn’t released an album since 2022’s Charlie, which peaked at No 10 on the Billboard 200.

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