The world said YES to “NO” earlier this month when Meghan Trainor shook up radio with the first single from her upcoming album, Thank You. Trainor is simply provocative in the 90’s-influenced music video for “NO,” released Monday. Watch below:
The music video was directed by Fatima Robinson, also the director behind “All About That Bass,” “Dear Future Husband,” and music videos by Fifth Harmony, Black Eyed Pears, and Fergie. Needless to say, the song and video do a brilliant job of recreating 90’s style.
Although Forbes notes that Meghan Trainor’s new album seems rushed (Title came out only one year ago), Thank You‘s May 13th release date is likely the result of hard work, dedication to her career, and an eagerness to perform new music. Just admit it: you’re tired of singing “All About That Bass,” too.
That’s what Meghan wanted to tell Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid when he pissed her off after hearing her new album. As the story goes, Reid didn’t think Meghan had a track worthy of being the first single. Furious, Meghan booked time in the studio that same day, and “NO” was born.
“I took that anger and said, ‘I need to write an ‘F you’ album.’ But it ended up being a woman anthem,” she told PEOPLE. “Me saying ‘You need to let it go’ started with me wanting to tell L.A. that he needed to let go of the idea that I was going to write ‘All About That Bass 2.0.’”Note: Populove is currently undergoing site maintenance following a hiatus. Some post images and comments from previous months may not appear as we work on the issue.