With the reality singing competition soon returning to TV, Puth had been at the center of some speculation as a likely front-runner. However, after production kicked off on the new season, with Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie behind the iconic table, the "Attention" singer spoke with ET about why he passed on the opportunity.
Puth recently opened up to ET's Nischelle Turner, getting candid about being in talks with ABC to join the rebooted reality series and explaining why he passed on the opportunity.
"The schedule got too overwhelming," Puth admitted. "It’s nothing to do with [the network]... ABC is wonderful and I told them I would love to be in business with them in the future."
"The first time I heard 'Company'… I was so inspired just by the vibe of it that I think that’s what brought me to 'We Don't Talk Anymore,'" Puth shared. "I’m not saying that anything is musically the same in those two songs, it’s just I heard that and [was] like, 'Wow. That’s a cool song. I wanna make a cool song.'"
Puth recently released his new single, "How Long," off his sophomore album, Voice Notes, which comes out Jan. 19, 2018.