Charlie Puth calls working with Elton John 'surreal', gushes about his autographed piano on James Corden show
Many fans couldn't help but praise him for the range of voice, saying that the performance stirred their hearts
On his appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' earlier tonight, American singer, songwriter and record producer Charlie Puth performed his latest song 'Girlfriend'. The song, which dropped on June 25, 2020, has him crooning to a potential lover about long-term commitment. "This is more than just a phase," he sings in the chorus of the song.
Before taking the mic to sing 'Girlfriend' on the chat show, Puth was asked what his inspiration behind the song was. He said that he wrote the song for anyone who wishes to convey their feelings for someone out of their league. At the same time, the singer also spoke about his upcoming collaboration with his long-time idol Sir Elton John — how it came to be and more. "He (Elton) signed this piano," he said showing the piano right behind him.
"Before the lockdown, we met at a restaurant and the maîtres-d introduced us. And I walked over I was just excited to meet him and thought it (the meeting) was over there. He said we should write," Puth recalls. He then remembers thinking that it might not happen, especially given how busy Elton is. "Next day, I get an email from him that said, 'I could come over next week'. And he did!" the singer said, adding, "It was pretty surreal having Elton John in my house."
Following this conversation, he played his latest song 'Girlfriend' — a performance that was loved by his fans. "@charlieputh sitting here watching the @latelateshow waiting to watch my handsome, talented, intelligent, amazing man: Charlie perform," tweeted a fan. "How’s it possible that it’s even better than the already awesome studio version?! What a talented human! charlieputh, we love you!!! #Girlfriend #CharliePuthGF," added another fan.
Many fans couldn't help but praise him for the range of voice, saying that the performance stirred their hearts. "Bro @charlieputh was literally just on James Corden’s show and performed his new song Girlfriend and when I tell yall I was blown away... that man is so f***ing talented and underrated. Give him his well-deserved Grammys dammit #girlfriend." Another said, "The performance was amazing. His vocals and those notes was so perfect and the bridge omg! Girlfriend sounds so freaking good in live @charlieputh @colbertlateshow #LateLateShow."
'The Late Late Show with James Corden' weeknights at 12.35 am ET/11.35 pm CT on CBS.