Meghan Trainor’s Thank You - What You Need To Know
After selling almost two million copies of her debut album Title, Meghan Trainor has worked quickly to follow-up it up with second LP Thank You (which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page). It’s out today and here is everything you need to know about it…
A little background…
You’d have done very well to go through most of 2014 and 2015 without hearing one of Trainor’s hits. Her debut single proper ‘All About That Bass’ sold over 11 million copies, the follow-up ‘Lips Are Moving’ shifting over five million units, while her duets with Charlie Puth and John Legend also sold over two million each, setting Trainor up nicely for this second album.
She didn’t allow herself much time to enjoy the success though, Title only hit shelves in January of 2015, but she was back at work on the follow-up by autumn of the same year. Now it’s here for you.
Who’s producing it?
The main man here is Ricky Reed, who produces all but three of the tracks. He’s best known for his work with Jessie J, Fifth Harmony and for overseeing Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface. Also on there are Jason Derulo, he helped write ‘Me Too’ and all-star production trio The Elev3n, who’ve worked with Sean Kingston, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted in the past.
Any special guests?
A few. Rapper LunchMoney Lewis helps out on ‘I Love Me’, hip-hop maestro Yo Gotti is on ‘Better’, while pop duo R. City are on the title track ‘Thank You’. There’s also an appearance from the singer’s sister Kelli, she’s on a song named ‘Mom’. Both ‘Mom’ and ‘Thank You’ are on the album’s deluxe version.
What does it sound like?
Whereas Title was a record inspired as much by country pop as it was by reggae and R’n’B, Thank You is rooted firmly in the latter. This is a sound that owes most to Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears’ In The Zone era tracks, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera’s Stripped album, it’s bass-heavy and very sassy.
Does it deliver?
Everything looks set up to take Trainor into the big leagues of pop. There are more than enough big hits here to give this album the same run in the charts as her debut.