Review: Thank You by Meghan Trainor

Thank You by Meghan TrainorWith her debut album Title, Meghan Trainor managed to carve a niche for herself. Sure, light, preppy pop is not exactly an underexplored niche, but her effervescent personality, her Motown inspirations and that surprising voice helped her stand out. Yet that also led to some perception problems – you know, typical pop star issues: is this all there is to it? Her follow-up, Thank You, doesn’t quite quell those concerns. She may have expanded her palette, moving away from swinging soul and going towards the not-so-bubblegum sound of 90s pop, but somehow it left her with the same identity crisis as before: where will this lead you, Meghan? It’s a bit of a shame, as she does have the chops, and her writing can be astute when she’s particularly inspired – “Watch Me Do” and “I Love Me” are nice tunes that don’t sound, well, old. But the rest of the album suffers from being a bit samey. She still has a lot of searching to do. [NB]3/5

Advertisements

Got something?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s