“Mother” by Charlie Puth

In “Mother”, the Charlie Puth is basically celebrating the fact that his girlfriend’s parents perceive him as someone he is not. That is to say that they think he is “well-mannered” and things of the such. However, their perception of him is based on a façade he puts on when in their presence.  Instead, as illustrated in the music video, he and their daughter enjoy a wild, experimental lifestyle along with their friends. Indeed things are on and popping the very moment they are free from her parents’ company. Also the general insinuation is that she and the singer are sensually involved.  Meanwhile, her “mother” is completely ignorant to this reality, as well as the fact that her daughter ‘sneaks out’ at night in order to chill with Charlie.

From a personal standpoint, as of the release of this song Charlie Puth is 27-years old. So the logical conclusion, once again being supported by the music video, would be that he is relaying the song from the perspective of a teenager, i.e. an individual whose romantic partner would likely be under the authority of her parents.

To be honest, the theme of this song reminds us of ABBA’s 1979 classic “Does Your Mother Know“.

Lyrics of "Mother"

Chad Smith on the drums?

Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame reportedly played some of the drums on this song.

Writing Credits for “Mother”

A number of hitmakers helped Charlie Puth put “Mother” together.  It was co-written and co-produced by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Charlie Puth also contributed to its lyrical composition, along with Billy Walsh. And the other producers are Louis Bell and Andrew Watt.

Release Date of “Mother”

Charlie began specifically teasing the release of this track, via Instagram, on 5 September 2019.

It was eventually released by Atlantic Records on the 12th of September 2019. It was Charlie’s second single from his album “Sick”. The album’s first was “I Warned Myself”.

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