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Review: The story behind Charlie Puth's latest hit 'That's Not How This Works'

"That's Not How This Works" from Charlie Puth has received much positive feedback with the short time it has been released.

On March 31, Charlie Puth released a new song "That's Not How This Works," featuring country-pop duo Dan + Shay.

Charlie Puth is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from New Jersey, known for his captivating pop melodies and lyrics. He gained recognition from his collaboration with Wiz Khalifa on the song "See You Again" from the Furious 7 soundtrack in 2015. He has won several prestigious awards such as Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, and iHeart Radio Awards, and has received multiple Grammy nominations for his work.

Dan + Shay, a Tennessee-based country-pop duo, have won three Grammy Awards for their performances and music. They have released four albums and have received many other accolades. Their style of music combines elements of both country and pop, and their songs often touch on themes of love and relationships.

"That's Not How This Works" is a song about a person who left a relationship without explanation and then tries to come back. The song emphasizes the reality that healing takes time and that trying to go back to how things were isn't always possible. The lyrics suggest that the person who left the relationship is attempting to come back without recognizing the complexity of the situation. The song is a message of self-worth and the importance of taking the time to heal after a relationship ends.

In an interview with Hanna from J-14, Charlie Puth explained that the song helped him move on to the next phase of his life and allowed him to express his feelings through music. The song begins with a soft piano melody, followed by a catchy pop melody sung by Puth. Dan + Shay then add their country-pop style to the song, creating a unique blend of genres.

The music video and short film for the song feature Charlie Puth and singer/actress Sabrina Carpenter playing a couple who start off happy but eventually face challenges in their relationship. One of them decides to leave but later tries to reconcile. The videos illustrate the complexities of relationships and the difficulties of trying to get back what was lost. The videos are a visual representation of the message behind the song and help to convey the emotions that come with healing from a relationship.

"That's Not How This Works" has been well-received by fans, with many views on YouTube and positive feedback.

The song offers a poignant message about self-worth and the complexities of relationships. It also showcases Charlie Puth's musical talent and his ability to create meaningful lyrics that resonate with listeners.

"That's Not How This Works" is a well-crafted song that combines elements of pop and country to create a unique sound. The message behind the song is relatable and reminds listeners that healing takes time and that self-worth should never be compromised. The music video and the short film for the song help to convey the emotions behind the lyrics and add an additional layer of depth to the song.

I would rate "That's Not How This Works" a 10 out of 10.