Chart Mondays: Charlie Puth - Attention

05 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Attention - Charlie Puth |

Time for my Chart Mondays review, and still at number one is "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber; which has now broken the record for the longest reigning foreign language number one in UK chart history. Since there isn't a music video for the Justin Bieber version, it opens up the UK top ten to my Chart Mondays review; where I chose this one since it looks like it will be dropping out this Friday, There was certainly a buzz about this video when it was released, and it is very hot and sensual, which is something new from Charlie Puth; but it's all been done before and it's nothing new. Watch Charlie Puth sing about a woman who is tantalising and wants him back, but she keeps messing with his head and he doesn't want that in this music video for "Attention".

Charlie Puth first came onto the scene in a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, titled "See You Again" that scored him his first number one in the UK. Now he just can't stop banging out hit after hit after hit, bringing it completely. His music has never stayed in one lane, always managing to switch it up. This one shows a sexy adult side to him, a much more mature sound. It's not a surprise that it peaked in the UK top ten, but it looks like he'll drop out by Friday. This song was written by Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher.

Directed by Emil Nava, the music video features actress and model Samara Weaving as Charlie Puth's love interest. There's a full narrative with a performance piece set within.

We watch Charlie Puth and Samara Weaving at a club, she's wearing a stunning red dress, It's tantalising and definitely attention-grabbing, as Charlie Puth suggests in the song itself; however, he doesn't want to give her attention because he's done with her, she only wants him when she wants, and that's not relationship material at all.

The music video progresses to her coming over to his place and smashing things up. There is a comical bit when a vase bounces instead of breaking. The visual continues where Charlie Puth is on a bed and she walks over scandalously in her underwear, but he doesn't even look at her. What a way to send her packing.

Overall, this relates perfectly well with the song. I feel more could've been done to make this video epic, and it's quite lack-lusting since this sort of video has been done a few times before. Charlie Puth doesn't exude performance vibes and it's quite disappointing as a whole. The ending is brilliant, as we hear how the concept of the song came about, it literally appeared in his head and he had to record it on his phone. Amazing!
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