Charlie Puth VoiceNotesVoiceNotes, Charlie Puth’s folllow-up to the savagely panned Nine Track Mind, is something of a Road to Damascus moment for 2015’s biggest hitmaker.

Following the previous two years trying to find himself in music, VoiceNotes is an assertive, funky demonstration of Puth’s personality. Eschewing maximalist EDM pomp for rock and disco sounds, VoiceNotes is a potent mix of slinky and scathing, with Puth holding little back in the lyrics. For anyone quick to dismiss Puth as a cloying Sam Smith-alike in the wake of See You Again, VoiceNotes brings his hidden depths to the surface, marking him as a compelling new voice.

VoiceNotes is out now via Warner.

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