All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor
The latest R&B sensation that is sounding (and succeeding) in all the world is Meghan Trainor and her hit All About That Bass.
The song can remind the listener of Amy Winehouse (with Rehab) and Duffy (with Mercy)... but this time the singer is from the United States and not British (something that could partly explain her succes in the American market.)
Truth is that All About That Bass has the perfect ingredients to become a huge hit: a rythm that invites to dance, and some catchy lyrics that have been both well received and criticized by feminist groups for its message about women's physical appearance.
In fact, thanks to sentences like "every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top" or "I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll", many people see this song as an anthem to self-acceptance and against the beauty "standars" with excesively thin girls.
And we have to highlight the music video too: with a retro look from the 50s and 60s, light colors, and choreographed dances performed by non-stereotypical dancers (considering nowadays videos), it turns into a perfect complement for the song.
Meghan Trainor is only 20-years-old and her EP Title (that includes today's recommendation) was launched a few weeks ago, but it had reached the #1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Denmark... not bad for a debut album.
Article published on September 25, 2014.