Charlie Puth Credits Taylor Swift For Motivating Him To Release Latest Song ‘HERO’

Charlie Puth recently took Instagram to thank Taylor Swift for ‘one of the hardest songs’ he’s ever written.

Taylor Swift has done it again, sparking inspiration in fellow pop star Charlie Puth. This time, it’s led to Puth releasing what he describes as “one of the hardest songs” he’s ever written, all thanks to a shout-out from Swift on her latest album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’.

The excitement began when a leaked lyric from Swift’s title track revealed her admiration for Puth. She sang, “We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist,” sending fans into a frenzy. Puth, known for chart-toppers like ‘Attention’ and ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore, couldn’t contain his excitement and shared the news of his new single with his Instagram followers. 

Charlie Puth's Instagram Post
Charlie Puth’s Instagram Post

Puth’s new song, ‘HERO’, delves into the emotional turmoil of witnessing someone you love hurt themselves and sabotage the good in their life while feeling powerless to save them. “It’s one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write,” Puth explained in his post. “I wrote it hoping that if you’ve gone through something similar, it can fill in the blank for you like it did for me.”

This track is particularly special for Puth, as it marks a significant departure from his usual style. “I’ve never put out a song like this before,” he admitted, “but I want to thank @taylorswift for letting me know musically that I just couldn’t keep this on my hard drive any longer.”

Accompanying the announcement was the single’s artwork, featuring Puth lounging in a lawn chair surrounded by roses, shielding his eyes from the sun, a serene yet poignant visual that complements the song’s theme. ‘HERO’ is set to release on May 24, and Puth expressed his gratitude to his fans, saying, “Thank you to all of my fans… you’ll never know how much you mean to me.”

Taylor Swift is famous for her industry friendships, always cheering on and motivating her fellow artists. Her support is evident with many colleagues featuring in her tours and music videos. As she continues to motivate and inspire, and Charlie Puth pushes his creative boundaries, fans of both artists have plenty to look forward to. This collaboration of sorts, sparked by a simple lyric, shows just how strong the bonds in the music world can be.