Song Report - All About That Bass

Here's a delicious Friday treat for all y'all...the unbelievably catchy and life affirming "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. This 20 year old can teach us all a lesson or two about body image. Give it a listen. I'm obsessed:


(For those of you reading on email, the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk.)

Are you totally in love? Because I am! With the song AND Meghan! "I wrote this song because I myself struggle with this concept of self-acceptance," Meghan told the Huffington Post. "It was written from a real place so Iā€™m glad that other people can relate to it." Even though she's only 20, Meghan has already spent the last couple years helping country singers in Nashville (like Rascal Flatts and Sabrina Carpenter) pen their songs. I'm so happy she decided to sing this one herself!

Although I love the jabs she gets in at magazines for photoshopping, my favorite parts are the positive aspects - like how her mom tells her not to worry about her size. And this lyric just kills me, every time:
Every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top.
I love the video (nice work, Fatima Robinson, music video director extraordinaire) - I love that it showcases women of different sizes, ages, and ethnicities dancing the way they want to dance! I love that Meghan is sweet but also sexy, in a way that feels acceptable for the young girls I hope are watching this video.

And of course I love Sione Maraschino, the incredible dancer grooving his way throughout. Apparently he's a Vine star with a huge following! (You probably already know this, and you're certainly rolling your eyes at my grandmotherly ways. Well, FYI - I also don't understand Snapchat or Tinder. But I LOVE Instagram. So there's hope for me yet!) Here's a fun compilation of some of his vines. As soon as I start vining, I'm totes following him.

Here's a cute (and short) three minute behind-the-scenes video too:

  (The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofxGAXSope8)

I can't wait to hear Meghan's full-length album this fall. Fingers crossed for more super catchy, super empowering tunes!

PS. Did you see my post last week on Colbie Caillat's new song, "Try"? Check it out here. I'm loving all these women speaking out on body image issues!