After collaborating with Elton John for “After All” and then teasing a new single on TikTok, pop star Charlie Puth unveiled “Light Switch” in January. It was his first material of 2022 and gave fans hope that his long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Voicenotes would arrive soon. It still hasn’t, unfortunately, but Puth brought “Light Switch” to Kimmel last night. The vibrant performance captured the longing that flows through the buoyant song: “Why you always wanna act like lovers? / But you never wanna be each other’s,” he sings.

Charlie Puth Brings The Buoyant ‘Light Switch’ To The Stage On ‘Kimmel’

Last June, Puth shared an explanation for why he’s been taking a while working on his new LP: “I am so grateful for all of these songs and their accolades. But I’ve never had a completed body of work to present to you at one time. At this point of my career, I owe it to myself and you most importantly, to not just give you ONE SINGLE, but the whole vision. I’m making the best album I’ve ever made and I don’t want to rush it. I just need a little more time to mix and perfect these songs. I think you’ll really like them. Until then….”

Watch Charlie’s upbeat Kimmel Live performance of “Light Switch” above.

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