Charlie Puth is doing the damn thing this time around – and doing it quite well.
The inescapable hit-maker has had a solid streak thus far in his Voicenotes album campaign, already boasting back-to-back hits with its 2x-Platinum certified lead single “Attention,” follow-up “How Long,” as well as an impressive collaboration with Boyz II Men on “If You Leave Me Now.” But now, three promotional singles deep, Charlie‘s ready hit us with one of his best yet: “Done For Me” featuring Kehlani!
Much like “Attention” and “How Long,” “Done For Me” sees Charlie ridding a funky, midtempo dance-pop beat as he calls out his lover. Except in this song, we witness the final apology between Charlie and his love, on equal terms this time around, played by Charlie and Kehlani. “I lie for you baby/ I die for you baby/ Cry for you baby/ But tell me what you’ve done for me…,” Charlie croons.
It’s basically what we’ve come to expect from Charlie: danceable beat, universal concept and melodies for days.
“You know when you meet somebody and you just know that you’re going to be friends with them for a really really long time? That was her when I met her. She’s just such a warm and outgoing person and just such a good distinct voice,” Charlie told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 about working with Kehlani. “There was this ‘Hotline Bling’ cover that we put on SoundCloud and we didn’t really think much of it. I think it was like 2015 we did it, but we’ve been looking forward to doing something together for a really long time. I made this record, I produced this after an unsuccessful party in L.A., which is what all these records are based off of on my album. But I just went home played these, I have my little Juno keyboard over there that I had. It’s the top keyboard over there. I had gotten it that night and I just hit one of these settings here and just played a B minor cord and it just made me think of Wham!, it made me think of 1988 and I put that chord down and I immediately thought of Kehlani too.”