American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor has released a new song titled “Made You Look” from her fifth major-label studio album, “Takin’ It Back.”
Released on October 21, 2022, Meghan Trainor worked with producers including Stint to create the album. Artists featured on the album include Scott Hoying, Teddy Swims, Theron Theron, Natti Natasha, and Arturo Sandoval.
Musically, the Meghan Trainor album returns to the doo-wop sound of her debut major-label studio album, Title (2015). The lead single, “Bad for Me”, was released on June 24, 2022.
In March 2018, Meghan Trainor described the material she was writing for her third major-label studio album as her “best work yet”. The poor performance of her previous singles led her to lose confidence in the project.
Its release was marred by several delays, as Meghan Trainor rewrote it four times in an attempt to “fit in with what’s going on in the music industry”. Treat Myself was released to mixed reviews in January 2020. She followed it up with the Christmas album A Very Trainor Christmas later that year.
Meghan Trainor gave birth to her son in February 2021. Her 2014 song “Title” achieved viral popularity on the video-sharing service TikTok that year, influencing the direction she decided to take for her fifth studio album from a important stamp.
In May 2021, Meghan Trainor announced her intention to move to the doo-wop sound of her debut major-label studio album, Title (2015), on it. She said, “The people have spoken and I am listening to you,” noting that her motherhood made her a stronger woman and a more emotional songwriter.
Takin’ It Back marks Meghan Trainor’s return to her signature doo-wop sound. The album’s theme revolves around the impact of his pregnancy and “how difficult and [she is] it’s not perfect all the time. Y [she is] learn to love that.”
Meghan Trainor described the material as “big, powerful songs that mean a lot”. He said: “It’s like Title 2.0. It’s my old school, it’s true to myself in all the weird genres I go to, but also modern with my doo-wop in there. The lyrics are stronger than ever, and it’s still a party.”
Takin’ It Back’s title was inspired by the positive feeling Trainor felt after Mozella told him that other artists wanted to emulate his sound, the first time he had felt it since he wrote “Dear Future Husband” (2015). Therefore, Trainor wrote the album’s title track about “taking it back to good music when they had real instruments”.
It comprises “identifiable lyrics, a reggae bop, a Latin banger with Natti Natasha, and of course some Trainor-esque anthems.” The song “Made You Look” was inspired by her insecurities about her body image after her pregnancy, and an exercise her therapist asked her to do in which she would look at herself naked for five minutes.
“Don’t I Make It Look Easy” is about the duties Trainor took on as a new mother and incorporates lyrics over social media posts, for further identification.
The song “Mama Wanna Mambo” features guest appearances by Natasha and Arturo Sandoval, and was inspired by Perry Como’s 1954 single “Papa Loves Mambo”. It’s about moms wanting a dance break in the middle of caring for their kids, a concept she thought would resonate with moms on TikTok.
On May 11, 2022, Meghan Trainor uploaded an episode titled “Workin’ On Making An Album” on Workin on It, a podcast she hosts with her brother, dedicated to the process of creating the album.
The following month, Meghan Trainor began teasing a song titled “Bad for Me” as the lead single. The song was released on June 24, 2022 and features guest vocals from American singer-songwriter Teddy Swims.
About a toxic relationship, it was written by Trainor, Ajay Bhattacharyya and Stephen Wrabel, and produced by Stint and Frederico Vindver. Lyrics include “Please don’t make promises you can’t keep / Your best intentions end up hurting me / No matter what, I love you endlessly.”
Meghan Trainor rose to fame after signing with Epic Records in 2014 and releasing her debut single “All About That Bass,” which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold 11 million copies worldwide. the world.
Meghan Trainor has released four studio albums on the label and has received several accolades, including the 2016 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Meghan Trainor was interested in music from a very young age; he wrote, recorded and produced three independently released acoustic albums, Meghan Trainor (2009), I’ll Sing with You and Only 17 (2010).
Meghan Trainor began writing and producing songs for other artists in 2013. In 2015, Trainor released her debut major-label pop and hip hop studio album, Title, which featured top 10 singles “Lips Are Movin” and “Like I’m Going to Lose You” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.
The single “No” led her next album, the R&B album Thank You (2016), both of which reached number three on the respective charts.
Meghan Trainor created her third album with Epic, Treat Myself (2020), influenced by electronic dance music, as an attempt to fit in with ongoing musical trends. He followed this up with the Christmas album A Very Trainor Christmas later that year.
Meghan Trainor’s lyrics frequently include themes of femininity, body image, and personal empowerment, although they have sometimes been criticized as anti-feminist or regressive. Her music is influenced by the popular music of the 1950s and combines pop, R&B, doo-wop, and blue-eyed soul genres.