Meghan Trainor Demands Respect In New Songs “Title” and “Dear Future Husband”: Listen

Christina Lee | September 6, 2014 7:19 am

Meghan Trainor‘s breakout hit, “All About That Bass,” only falls second to Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off” on the Billboard Hot 100 – quite a feat for the pop star, who is now prepping her debut EP Title (out September 9). The doo-wop song, punched up with its sly hook and mentions of “all the right junk in all the right places,” feels like a timely anthem for both body positivity and proof that a fun pop song doesn’t need an EDM-laced, in-your-face hook to make a lasting impression.

Trainor’s follow-ups to “All About That Bass,” the EP’s title track and “Dear Future Husband,” are just as sassy and sweet.

In “Title,” while backed by a playful ukulele and soulful harmonies, she calls out a man who only sees her as a casual hookup and asks for him to call her his girlfriend…or else. “You might never get a chance to see me naked in your bed,” Trainor sings, before doubling down on her ultimatum with a sung-rapped breakdown likely inspired by Destiny’s Child. She’s just as firm when she sings of full-on commitment in “Dear Future Husband: “You got that 9-to-5, but baby, so do I / so don’t be thinking I’ll be home making apple pie.” Those words, paired with her slight twang, recalls queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson.

Hear Meghan Trainor’s new songs “Title” and “Dear Future Husband” below.

[via Slate]

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