Charlie Puth can explain away the widely circulated Meghan Trainor make-out at the 2015 AMAs this year as a "visual representation" of his popular track "Marvin Gaye." While it was pre-planned, Puth believes it to be anything but a publicity stunt. He also talks a collaboration with Ariana Grande in a new interview.
"I wanted to make a record people could put on and fall in love with each other the minute they hear it," Puth told Billboard. "All these R&B soul records I grew up with- I wanted to make the modern day version of that. Ariana Grande chose to dance to 'Focus' wearing a '20s ritzy scenario with everyone wearing white – that was visually what she saw. It's a matter of taste."
The singer additionally expressed that he does not want the track "Marvin Gaye" to be a complete representation of himself as an artist.
When Puth and Trainor locked lips at the AMAs after a performance of "Marvin Gaye" rumors circulated that they were dating.
Shortly after, Puth explained the situation in an interview with Just Jared and said, "There was a lot of making out. The dancers were making out and I'm sure some of the other dancers were making out. I think that's it though."
He confirmed at the time that they two were not romantically involved, saying, "We're friends and it's part of my whole vision when I made 'Marvin Gaye,' for people to hear the record and spontaneously make out with each other. That was the goal tonight for the live show."
Puth is additionally slated to perform in the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour, according to Billboard. The tour begins Dec. 1 and will also feature talents One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and Tove Lo amongst others.
His debut LP Nine Track Mind is due to be released on Jan. 29.