Meghan Trainor's New Single "No" Should Appeal To "All About That Bass" Fans
If "All About That Bass" is still your ultimate, No. 1 jam, I have some good news for you: Meghan Trainor's new single, "No," is coming soon. How soon? The 22-year-old singer-songwriter told Fuse recently that she thinks it'll be released at "the beginning of March." That's so soon! She also revealed that, much like "Bass," she penned "No" to be an empowerment anthem for women. "It's a big anthem about telling a dude, 'Nah, I'm good — I'm out here on my own and I'm good with it,'" she said. "The scene is me in a club, and the dude comes up to me and I go, 'No no no. I don't need your hands all over me. I'm good. I'm gonna dance on my own with my girls.'" However, there's no need to worry about "No" sounding like a rehash of "Bass": Trainor described the track as having an "urban beat."
Though she seems quite excited about "No," the tune was actually a last-minute addition to the tracklist for Trainor's upcoming sophomore album, Thank You . In her aforementioned Fuse interview, the "Lips Are Movin'" hit-maker said just as she was finishing the LP, her record label, Epic Records, told her she didn't have her lead single yet. "I left that meeting and I went to the studio and I wrote a big anthem that was called 'No,'" she explained. "And I came back to [Epic Records head] L.A. Reid the next day, with it all produced and written, and I played it for him and he played it 24 times at 9:00 p.m. at night, because he loved it so much. He was like, 'There it is.'”
Trainor also confirmed that "No" was produced by Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," Fifth Harmony's "BO$$"), a fact many fans already suspected due to the pair's recent Twitter exchanges. Trainor said she's admired Reed's work with his band Wallpaper. for years, and he's serving as the executive producer of Thank You: "I was a big fan of Wallpaper., and I was like, 'If I got in the studio with this guy, it'd be magic. Ricky really takes the time to listen to every song, even if they're not his songs, and he takes the time to listen, help me and give advice."
The Massachusetts native told MTV in December 2015 that she hoped to have Thank You out sometime in February or March, but seeing as how "No" isn't set to debut until "the beginning of March," I suspect the album's release date will be moved back. That may be for the best, because she has a big month ahead of her. On Mon., Feb. 15, Trainor will attend the 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony, where she's nominated for Best New Artist alongside talented newcomers Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly. It's a stacked category, to be sure, but I think she could pull off the win!
Regardless of the outcome, 2016 is shaping up to be another big year for the star. Stay tuned for more details on Thank You and "No."