Charlie Puth has released a new track called ‘Change’, taken from his forthcoming sophomore album Voicenotes. The track is a collaboration with five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer James Taylor.
Describing the track as the most important song he’s ever written, ‘Change’ is an acoustic offering which sees Charlie and James plead “Why can’t we just get along?”. The folksy offering questions why people discriminate against their peers for their differences whilst also highlighting the fact that the world can slowly become a better place once we acknowledge that we’re all the same.
But I know that the world will change
The day we know we’re all the same
Listen to ‘Change’ below.
Charlie debuted ‘Change’ at the March For Our Lives rally in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Speaking about the song prior to his performance, Charlie told Zane Lowe for Beats 1 on Apple Music: “It’s about everybody, as humans we all help each other and that song came about through collaboration.”
“So if people at that march on Saturday see me perform that song…hopefully something inspirational will come out of them where they leave that march that day when they leave all that big vibe of inspiration and they’re back in the city life where people are pretty self consumed with what they’re doing, they’re going to take that with them. This is the most important song I ever wrote.”
‘Change’ is taken from Charlie’s sophomore album Voicenotes, which is due for release on May 11. The album will also feature ‘Attention’, ‘How Long’, ‘If You Leave Me Now’ featuring Boyz II Men, and ‘Done For Me’ featuring Kehlani.