Hot Tracks: Meghan Trainor ‘All About That Bass’
Meghan Trainor is not the average emerging pop singer. While she is young and beautiful, she isn't the package act that has become the norm; a hot young singer with catchy tune written by someone else. While she may not have the look of a backup dancer turned singer, she is the complete package.
Trainor, a mere 20 years old, is a songwriter who has been writing since she was eleven. She already has songwriting credits on two songs for Rascal Flatts and has written for a handful of other artists. Now the Nantucket, Massachusetts native has recorded one of her tracks that is already getting a huge amount of attention.
"All About That Bass," currently #8 on the iTunes singles chart as of this writing, has a slightly deceptive title. Instead of the dance anthem I expected, toting the affinity some people have for the lower third of equalizer, it's a fun, empowering song telling girls to not worry so much about becoming one of those "stick figure-silicone-Barbie dolls" and just love yourself for who you are.
Combined the girl power message with a catchy retro-soda-fountain sound, "All About That Bass" is fresh while still sounding familiar. It's a song, despite it's slightly rough edged attitude, I hope my daughter sings along to in the car.
Other Hot Tracks to listen for on Hot 104.7 include "Don't" by Ed Sheeran and the ominous and fun-sounding "Girls Chase Boys" from Ingrid Michaelson. The 1975 is also back with another single called "Girls" and Jake Miller, off the success of "A Million Lives" returns with "First Flight Home."