Thousands of teenagers have a job while going to high school but not many land a deal writing songs with Nashville music publishing company Big Yellow Dog. Megan Trainor was fortunate enough to land this amazing gig and also write songs for everyone from Grammy-winning country superstars Rascal Flatts to reggae/rock/ R&B group Common Kings. “As a songwriter, I can create music that reaches so many different audiences,” Trainor says. “Sabrina Carpenter, teen actress/singer starring in “Girl Meets World” has one of my songs as the title track to her new EP, “Can’t Blame a Girl For Trying”; Reggae band, Common Kings has many of my songs on their current EP and their upcoming album; and country stars, Rascal Flatts has two of my songs on their latest album.”
Meghan always knew that she wanted to not just write songs but sing them as well. Her dreams would become reality during a routine writing trip to LA. “I went there with no idea that I would be coming home that week with meetings set up in Nashville to sign my recording contract,” says the singer/songwriter. “It all happened so fast and it has been an awesome experience so far.”
Trainor signed with Epic records in February of this year and is currently working on completing her full length album. “I feel so fortunate that LA Reid and Epic Records have given me the opportunity to also be a solo artist.” Trainor says. “When these guys told me they wanted to help me release my own album, I jumped at the chance and got started on it immediately.”
The lead single from the upcoming album, ‘All About the Bass,’ is a super playful but unapologetic self-empowerment anthem that urges girls to ignore the standard idea of beauty. “I wanted to write a fun song for the world, something that everyone could relate to,” the 20 year old states. “I thought it would be good to have a song that addresses that body image issue but has a funny approach to it.”
The song is quite catchy and is destined to do well once the public gets its ears on it.
The video, which features Trainor and a cast of people of all shapes, sizes and ages, has a fun 50’s vibe to it with a modern twist.
So just what can you expect to find on Trainor’s upcoming album? Musically, you can except to hear pop music that shows her love for 50’s, a little bit of reggae, some throwback hip hop and a timeless ballad. Lyrically Trainor says that she tells stories of honest, awkward, typical relationship moments; some love-yourself-girl- empowering songs; and even a song about drunk texting. “Basically everything that girls and women go through that they may not necessarily want to say out loud, but then they hear my songs and they say ‘that is SO me!’” Meghan says.
“I want to do it all,” says Trainor. She probably will.