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Charlie Puth and Jungkook of BTS have a new collaboration. On June 24, Puth released the song “Left and Right” featuring Jungkook. Following the song’s release, Puth sat down for an interview with Audacy Check In. During the interview, Puth shared that he thinks he has “musical chemistry” with Jungkook of BTS.

A joined photo of BTS' Jungkook and Charlie Puth
(L-R) Jungkook of BTS and Charlie Puth | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Charlie Puth thinks he has ‘musical chemistry’ with Jungkook

On June 24, Audacy Check In shared a new interview with Puth. In the interview, Puth discussed his recent collaboration with Jungkook.

“I have joined forces with a very, very talented vocalist out of the group BTS, at Korea, named Jungkook. And I’m just speaking like no one’s ever heard of him before. You know, BTS?” Puth said.

He continued, “I’m very excited because we definitely have some musical chemistry. We’ve been performing. I mean, we did one performance four years ago, and we’ve always just shouted each other out on social media. I appreciate his music, and I think he appreciates mine as well. So the collaboration just felt the most natural.”

How Charlie Puth and Jungkook’s new collaboration came to be

In the interview on Audacy Check In, Puth revealed how he ended up making “Left and Right” with Jungkook.

“It wasn’t like two labels got together and were like ‘Let’s put this together.’ I just wrote him like, ‘I have this idea, and I think that you’re the only person who can pull it off,'” Puth shared.

Puth had nothing but praise for Jungkook’s part of the collaboration.

“He sent back a perfect vocal. I love when artists send back perfect vocals… I texted him after he said that he would do it. And I’m like ‘Oh my gosh, thank you, I’m so excited to hear your spin on it.’ And he said, ‘Thank you so much for sending it along,’ I’m paraphrasing, ‘Thanks so much for sending. I’m gonna go practice it now.’ I’m like, ‘Oh wow, he’s not gonna go record it and a bunch of takes and let somebody else pick the takes,'” Puth said on Audacy Check In.


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The two singers made a music video for ‘Left and Right’

Puth was so impressed with Jungkook’s part on “Left and Right” that he called it “a miraculously perfect vocal” in his interview on Audacy Check In.

“He spends a week on it, and then sends it back to me. And it was a miraculously perfect vocal. It was very… I was very impressed. And it takes a lot to impress me,” Puth said.

Shortly after Puth released “Left and Right” featuring Jungkook, a music video starring the two singers dropped.

“It’s a very different music video from anything that I’ve ever done,” Puth said on Audacy Check In.