Meghan Trainor’s ‘No’ is such a perfectly constructed pop song that you might be surprised to know that it started off as a bit of a joke.
In her interview in the new issue of Notion Magazine, Meghan admitted that she was just experimenting with the more R&B sound before making ‘No’.
“We tried to put more urban into it – and I tried to rap more,” she said. “I was writing songs and one day I thought ‘You know what? I’m just gonna rap on this one’ as a joke, so I tried it and was like, ‘hang on… I can rap! I’m good at this! I have rhythm!’”
We think tracks like ‘No’ and ‘Me Too’ prove that Meghan most certainly does have rhythm.
Elsewhere in the interview, Meghan talks about being photoshopped in magazines. “I called them, and I’m like, ‘I’m insulted yo! Please give me my nose back! I like my nose bump; I’m fine with that!’,” she said.
“I asked my label, ‘Have you heard my song?! It goes ‘I see the magazines working that Photoshop, we know that shit ain’t real, come on now, make it stop!’ You can’t do that! I have the original pictures and there’s nothing wrong with them! I look the BOMB!’”
Preach Meghan, preach.
Notion Magazine is available to buy online now.
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Images: Charlotte Rutherford/NOTION Magazine.