Meghan Trainor's bold exploration into new sonic territory and textures continues with the release of a new track called I Love Me, an instant grat release off her upcoming Thank You record (pre-order here). Featuring Lunchmoney Lewis, the track is doused with a jazzy undercurrent, delicious handclaps and an undeniably funky melody line.
I Love Me follows the album's brash lead single No and another instant grat track called Watch Me Do. “Meghan was raised around a lot of soca music and other Caribbean styles from when she was very young," producer Ricky Reed shared recently of the new LP (out everywhere May 13). "She has an uncle who played her a lot of that music. She really has this strange understanding of great soca music. We tried to weave some of that into the record. There is a lot of influence taken from gospel and funk and some of her old Nashville sound. It’s a very loud, very emotional album.”
He continued, “Once we had ‘No,’ we banged out a few more songs. It began to put the album under a new lens. We thought ‘what makes sense next and what feels better now than it did before the context of the album and what doesn’t work anymore.’ It was a tough process. Meghan loves all of her songs so much, and I love that about her. It was hard for her to severe any of those. They are all very, very special to her. We had so much great music to choose from.”
Listen to I Love Me below:
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