“Smells Like Me” is the fifth track from American singer-songwriter and producer Charlie Puth and his third studio album “Charlie”. The album was released via Atlantic Records on the 7th October 2022.
Written and produced by Puth with co-writer Jacob Kasher, “Smells Like Me” is an electro-pop track where Puth wishes and hopes that his former partner still reflects on their relationship despite being in a new one. Puth emphasises that he hopes his cologne still lingers on her jacket (hence the song’s title), and that his lover is haunted by the memories of their relationship. Puth broke down his feelings for the track in a statement to Apple Music:
“It’s a very ugly word, ‘smells,’ and it doesn’t sing very well. What sound represents the word ‘smells’? So, I just screamed into the microphone and Auto-Tuned that, so it became distorted and robotic. Then came that dreamy arpeggio. It reminded me of The Little Mermaid.”
The lyric video for the song was uploaded to Puth’s YouTube channel on the 2nd September 2022. As of the 11th October 2022, the video had over 3 million views.
Read the lyrics to “Smells Like Me” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.