Stephen Puth Experiences the Ups and Downs of Love in ‘Half Gone’ Premiere

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Stephen Puth kicked off his music profession with a sexual vibe, however now he's letting out his extra susceptible aspect. The singer-songwriter releases his second observe Friday (March 1), a heartfelt ballad titled "Half Gone," with the video premiering solely on Billboard beneath.

The acoustic tune provides Puth's smoky tone a lighter really feel, significantly as a result of he's singing a couple of misplaced love and the results of heartbreak. "How can I like when my coronary heart's half gone?/ Is it sufficient for me to maneuver on?" he questions on the refrain.

The video for the observe sees Puth undergo each stage in a relationship. But as a substitute of beginning with the honeymoon part, the "Half Gone" video begins with the downfall of Puth and his girlfriend, chronicling the connection backwards and displaying that regardless of the breakup ultimately, it was real love.

As Puth just lately defined in a brand new interview with Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast (keep tuned for his full episode on March 5), "Half Gone" got here out of a real-life relationship that was significantly troublesome for him to recover from. "I used to be type of unhappy by all of it," he says, including that his brother (sure, Charlie Puth) helped him work by way of what he was feeling — and in flip, helped encourage considered one of Stephen's first songs. "We're driving round, and he's like, 'What's fallacious?'" Stephen remembers. "And I mentioned: 'Imagine you've bought a pizza. That's your coronary heart. Every single time you go to like anyone, you're giving a chunk of it away.' … And then I mentioned to him, 'How am I supposed to like the following particular person when my coronary heart's already half-gone?' … He was like, 'Say it once more.'"

He continues: "I mentioned it once more, and he was like, 'Why aren't you writing [songs]?' And I used to be like, 'I'm making an attempt!'"

A yr and a half later, Puth was writing with some associates and a author they'd by no means labored with earlier than. As quickly as Puth talked about his half-gone thought, the author had a melody. "Within beneath what felt like 5 seconds, we had the refrain," Puth provides. "And from there, we simply put chords beneath it. It undoubtedly introduced a way of closure."

Watch the "Half Gone" video beneath.