Meghan Trainor announces fourth full-length album

Album arrives Oct 21st

GRAMMY Award-winning, global superstar Meghan Trainor has announced her anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, Takin’ It Back, arriving October 21st via Epic Records. 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.

“I tried to do the doo-wop feel I had at the beginning of my career, but the 2022 version of it,” Trainor says of the album. “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 little brother Justin Trainor out of her own home studio. Musically, she integrates doo-wop and classic harmonies into one anthem after another taking you through her journey into marriage, motherhood, and achieving a new level of confidence.

It’s embodied on the bold and bright new single “Bad For Me,” featuring Teddy Swims, available now. The track finds the powerhouse tapping into her doo-wop roots once more with a whole lot of fresh fire. Throwback harmonies underline a simmering groove as she opens up lyrically. On the chorus, she urges, “Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep. Your best intentions end up hurting me.” Meanwhile, Teddy appears with a seismic and show-stopping vocal turn of his own. Together, they uplift the lyrics with undeniable energy.

Directed by Thom Kerr (Iggy Azalea, Kim Petras), the accompanying video finds Trainor and Swims in a symbolic and surreal world full of flowers. As the video fluctuates between different landscapes, it showcases the journey that writing and recording this song has taken Meghan on. It’s one in which she has found light and new beginnings in distancing herself from toxic relationships.

“My dad actually sent me Teddy’s video for ‘Broke’, and I’ve been so obsessed with him ever since,” Trainor shares. “It’s a dream to record with someone who has that good of a voice, and he’s the sweetest guy ever. The song is a true story for me. It’s about how I stood up for myself and took a step back from a relationship that was hurting me more than anything. It’s hard to do, but I needed to in order to feel better.”

The pair will be performing “Bad For Me,” for the first time, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Friday, June 24th.

  1. Sensitive ft. Scott Hoying
  2. Made You Look
  3. Takin’ It Back
  4. Don’t I Make It Look Easy
  5. Shook
  6. Bad For Me ft. Teddy Swims
  7. Superwoman
  8. Rainbow
  9. Breezy ft. Theron Theron
  10. Mama Wanna Mambo ft. Natti Natasha and Arturo Sandoval
  11. Drama Queen
  12. While You’re Young
  13. Lucky
  14. Dance About It
  15. Final Breath

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