‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ Deconstructed

We Don’t Talk Anymore is the third single released from Charlie Puth’s debut studio album, Nine Track Mind. It was written by Puth, Jacob Kasher, and the song’s featured artist, Selena Gomez.

This meticulously well-crafted song is a playbook of hit songwriting techniques. It features an outro that is a clever hybrid of the song’s three most infectious sections – the pre-chorus, chorus, and instrumental break. The engaging duet structure between Puth and Gomez accentuates the impact of the narrative, and its effective genre/influencer blend capitalizes on some of the hottest trends in today’s mainstream music scene.

In this report we dive into all of these hit songwriting techniques and much more.

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