And now, for another literally-minded cover! Postmodern Jukebox has brought us "All About That (Upright) Bass," which is a jazzy cover of Meghan Trainor's arguably body-positive hit that features — you guessed it — an actual bass. So, yes, this cover is literally all about this bass.OK, it's also about vocalist Kate Davis' gorgeous voice and Postmodern Jukebox's sweet arrangement of the tune. (These are the folks responsible for the eargasm-inducing soul cover of "Creep" that surfaced earlier this summer.) Now, if only Weird Al had penned some witty lyrics to make the words literally all about that bass, too.
After all, we could use a send-up of the original song, as the summer hit has garnered mixed responses. Is it a song that's really about embracing yourself as you are? After all, the lyrics do say "every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top" — or is this self-acceptance limited to curvy gals? Is this song guilty of skinny-shaming ("go 'head and tell those skinny bitches")? Or is it, as Slate writer L.V. Anderson suggested, anti-feminist in how it invokes an image of self-worth completely derived from how men view you (it's OK to look like that because "boys want a little more booty to hold at night")?
It's unlikely that the "Bass" debate will end here, but while we discuss and argue over what Trainor's song is actually about — shame or acceptance, feminist or anti-feminist — we can watch this video, which, as the title lets us know, is actually all about that (upright) bass.