PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 12: Charlie Puth speaks at the PBS presentation of “The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song” during the 2024 TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 12, 2024 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with Billboard, Charlie Puth shared his thoughts on being name-dropped in Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of “All Too Well,” a song originally featured on her album “Red.”

Swift’s lyric, “You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain / And I lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules every day / Wonderland filled with nothing but the lonely / And I was your shade of blue,” references the “tortured poets department,” which Puth found amusing.

Puth expressed his appreciation for being mentioned in Swift’s song, stating, “I’m in the tortured poets department, apparently.” He went on to joke about the lyric, suggesting it could be interpreted in various ways.

The singer-songwriter also reflected on his own creative process, acknowledging the emotional depth that often accompanies songwriting. Puth emphasized the importance of honesty and authenticity in music, highlighting Swift’s ability to capture raw emotions in her lyrics.

Overall, Puth responded to Swift’s shout-out with humour and gratitude, recognizing the significance of being referenced in one of her songs. As both artists continue to captivate audiences with their music, fans eagerly await what each has in store next.