Meghan Trainor’s music focuses on the power that women have to stand up for themselves, no matter what they look like or what they’ve been told.
Ever since Meghan Trainor came out with her hit single, “All About That Bass,” she’s developed a healthy following of fans who love her upbeat tunes and confident attitude. But she’s also made some powerful waves with her statements about fat shaming and body image. Overall, she’s set a powerful standard both for female empowerment and those looking to work their way up in the music industry.
Smurfs Song “I’m a Lady”: Another Hit Single
As a teaser for her upcoming album, Trainor released a brand new single called “I’m A Lady”. The track will be featured in the upcoming movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, set to hit theaters at the beginning of April.
Some powerful lyrics within the song offer a sneak peek into the song’s message, which falls in line with her typical girl power theme:
“I don’t look like them (I ain’t worried about it), I don’t talk like them (I ain’t worried about it).
I know I’m a gem (I ain’t worried about it), I ain’t worried about it ’cause I’m a lady.”
For those who don’t remember the classic cartoon featuring a group of little blue people going about their joyful lives, there’s only one female Smurf in the whole colony: Smurfette. Trainor’s song perfectly displays the little blue woman’s confidence in a male-dominated world.
Since the song was released during the final week of February, it’s been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. The official music video has received more than 7 million views. It looks like another home-run for Trainor.
Trainor Has Maintained Billboard Success Since 2014
At 23 years old, Trainor is somewhat of an icon for those looking for a start in the music industry. Her first single, “All About That Bass,” sold more than one million copies domestically and maintained the number one position on the Billboard charts for several weeks in a row.
Trainor always wanted to be a singer, but settled for being a songwriter. She wrote the song “All About That Bass,” and submitted it to labels in hopes that they would find someone to sing it for her. However, they didn’t want someone else to sing it. As soon as they heard her sing, they offered her a record deal on the spot.
The rest is history.
“I want my waist back.”
But it’s not just Trainor’s upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics that make her popular. There’s also the primary messages behind her music, namely female empowerment. “Lips Are Movin’,” “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” “Thank You,” and “Dear Future Husband” all center on the power that women have to stand up for themselves, no matter what they look like or what they’ve been told. Her new song fits right into that paradigm.
When she’s not singing, Trainor urges women to love the skin they’re in. It began in earnest when video editors shrunk her waistline on the video “Me Too”. A similar incident occurred when she posed for the cover of Seventeen magazine.
“I texted the editors like, ‘I never asked you to touch my waist,’” she reported to USA Today. “’I want my waist back.'”
It brought her to tears that someone thought her body wasn’t good enough. At that point, she knew that she wanted to stand up for herself and the female race, trying to change the industry standard regarding women. She didn’t want teenage girls to grow up thinking that they weren’t good enough.
Her latest song conveys these exact values. Trainor has created a brand for herself with her feminist views, powerful lyrics, and female-centric songs. That’s what it takes to become a multi-million dollar artist.
At 23 years old, Trainor will undoubtedly continue to wow with her new hits and remarks on female empowerment.