Meghan Trainor reveals inspiration behind ‘Remind Me’
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Meghan Trainor sat down with USA Prime Time to debate life after “All About That Bass,” her new album and the significance of self-love.
The American singer-songwriter joined USA Prime Time’s “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?” this week to debate her fifth studio album, “Takin’ It Back,” which was launched on Friday.
The album is stuffed with upbeat pop songs like “Made You Look.” But all through the album, Trainor additionally touches on troublesome subjects, like her shifting relationship together with her physique and shallowness after turning into a mom.
“I observed the primary few songs had been type of heartbreaking. They had been unhappy at first,” she mentioned. “And I used to be like, no, I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Why am I unhappy?”
“Remind Me,” the fifteenth observe on the album, began as a meditation on how “it’s actually arduous being lined in scars,” mentioned Trainor. The musician welcomed the delivery of her first little one by way of Caesarean part in February 2021.
“And it’s me singing to my husband, as a result of he tells me on a regular basis, I’m fairly and I’m like, I really feel like with the stretch marks and the C-section, I really feel like I’ve been ripped aside. And it took me some time to love myself once more and to have the ability to take a look at my physique in spite of everything that scarring,” she mentioned.
The album additionally touches on “mother guilt” and the distinction between social media and actuality, like within the tune “Don’t I Make It Look Easy.”
“My first songs had been like about being a mother and about like, don’t I make this look simple,” Trainor mentioned. “I’m exhausted. And I’m a working mother and I’ve mother guilt. And I attempted to make them relatable and put them in each tune.”
Trainor has traditionally been a “melody queen,” beginning every tune with a melody, she says. But on this album, she centered extra on the lyrics and message behind every tune.
“I might sit on my piano rather a lot earlier than the songwriting session, I might do homework, and I might have an concept,” she mentioned. “And, fortunately, it labored each single time, however I used to be like, I’ll do a refrain after which I’ll let the songwriters are available and we’ll craft.”
Self-love is a recurring theme all through the 16 songs on the album.
“It’s the toughest factor, and that’s why I write all these self love songs as a result of I’m like, imagine in your self,” she mentioned. “You’re superb.”