REVIEW - MEGHAN TRAINOR - TITLE
Meghan Trainor has fit an entire career into less than a year, so from here on out it’s really all just gravy. Think about it: she had one of the biggest number one hits of 2014, followed it up with another top five hit, and then was nominated for two of the four biggest Grammy Awards of the year.
The doo-wop/swing throwback stays very close to the line set by “All About That Bass”, as can be witnessed by “Lips Are Movin’”, but isn’t that what we wanted? Don’t expect much deviation, but also, let yourself enjoy something we haven’t heard in a while. While there is a bit of repetition musically, I also have to applaud her producers in being fairly creative when it comes to switching things up, yet making it all sound incredibly cohesive. This is one solid album stylistically.
Title takes several tracks from the EP of the same name that she released last year, which capitalized on the sudden fame she achieved after “All About That Bass” appeared out of nowhere and exploded. Thankfully, there are only a few carryovers--the “Title” track (Ha!) and “Dear Future Husband” stand out especially--and Meghan has given us plenty of new material to enjoy.
We only get this vintage sound every few years, and it’s nice to see Meghan doing so well with it. Title is really enjoyable, and though she does focus quite a bit on both her size and the boys who have rejected her because of it, you can really get into what she’s dishing out. It is hard to imagine a single high school girl in America not wanting this record, especially if she gets another good single or two out of it.
Listen to: “Credit”, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, “Bang Dem Sticks”, “Mr. Almost”