GRAMMY® Award-winning, global superstar Meghan Trainor has released her anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, Takin’ It Back, via Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment. This time around, she made a conscious decision to hark back to the signature sound she introduced on her 2015 full-length debut, TITLE, and bring it forward to today.
About the album, Meghan said, “I tried to do the doo-wop feel I had at the beginning of my career, but the 2022 version of it. This is from the new Meghan who is a wife and mom with a baby. This is from me right now. I decided to give the people what they want, but with my spices added to it. I wanted to make my Title 2.0.”
To bring the record to life, she worked closely alongside a “core squad” of Gian Stone, Federico Vindver, Sean Douglas, and her brothers Ryan and Justin Trainor out of her own home studio. The first single released from the album “Bad For Me,” featuring Teddy Swims found the powerhouse tapping into her doo wop roots with throwback harmonies underlining a simmering groove as she opened up lyrically. Her second release, “Don’t I Make It Look Easy” is a track with anthemic energy that resonates for many, especially mothers, who juggle so many things and yet make it look so easy.
Accompanying the album’s release is a video for Meghan’s new single, “Made You Look.” The spunky track has horns that pipe up as her doo-wop harmonies double up the attitude on the chorus, “I could have my Gucci on. I could wear my Louis Vuitton, but even with nothing on, bet I made you look.” The vibrant and stylized music video sees Meghan moving between different colorful worlds – from Hollywood set ups to a big finale dance performance. By Meghan’s side are TikTok personalities Chris Olsen, Remi Bader, Becca Means, Drew Afualo, along with JoJo Siwa, Scott Hoying, and husband Daryl Sabara.
Regarding “Made You Look,” Meghan said, ““After having a baby, I struggled really hard to feel sexy. I actually wrote this song when I was ass-naked singing the chorus in the shower,” she admits. “I can wear all of these gorgeous things, but I look better without all of that shit on. I wrote a self-love anthem for myself. Even though you had a baby, went through it, and your body shows it, you’re still sexy.”
Takin’ It Back integrates doo-wop and classic harmonies into one anthem after another taking you through Meghan’s journey into marriage, motherhood, and achieving a new level of confidence.
Takin’ It Back Tracklist
- Sensitive ft. Scott Hoying
- Made You Look
- Takin’ It Back
- Don’t I Make It Look Easy
- Bad For Me ft. Teddy Swims
- Breezy ft. Theron Theron
- Mama Wanna Mambo ft. Natti Natasha and Arturo Sandoval
- Drama Queen
- While You’re Young
- Dance About It
- Final Breath