Following her big win for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy Awards, Meghan Trainor has debuted her first new single of 2016. The feisty “No” will appear on her sophomore album Thank You, due out May 13th.
Trainor’s new track begins with the same modern doo-wop that made her single “All About That Bass” and debut album Title so successful before the song charges up into a R&B, early millennium-pop vibe with its beat and crunchy guitar. “My name is no, my sign is no, my number is no,” she sings on the track’s chorus.
Ricky Reed co-wrote and produced the song and revealed in an interview with SPIN that the song was written after Trainor had gotten upset with Epic label head L.A. Reid who said she didn’t have a lead single on her just-completed album. “When she arrived at the studio, I was like, ‘Look, there’s no way we’re going to make the single today,'” he said in an interview. “‘Let’s just blow off some steam, fuck around, have a good time.’ And of course the single was born.”
Trainor released Title in January 2015 following the immense success of her Number One hit “All About That Bass” in 2014. She also contributed songs to Fifth Harmony’s debut LP Reflection, including their single “Sledgehammer.” She also appeared on friend Charlie Puth’s single “Marvin Gaye,” which the pair performed together at the American Music Awards last fall.
Thank You is available for pre-order now.