Charlie Puth Originally Wrote 'Attention' as an Orchestral Piece

Charlie Puth Originally Wrote 'Attention' as an Orchestral Piece

Charlie Puth‘s “Attention” has become one of his best-known songs, but it almost sounded completely different.

“I went to school for, like, jazz piano and I majored in classical music and I always wanted to write for an orchestra,” the 25-year-old singer told On Air With Ryan Seacrest.

“So I was going to write as an orchestral piece of music,” Charlie continued. “Something like if you’re sneaking to a cookie jar — like a cat-and-mouse kind of thing.”

Of course, his plans changed, and “Attention” became the renowned pop song it is today.

“I changed it to a fake guitar sound and that’s when I knew it was going to be a pop song.”

Watch Charlie play an instrumental version and think of what could have been below!


Charlie Puth Performs Stripped-Down ‘Attention’
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