Meghan Trainor is capping off a monumental 2015 by looking ahead to next year: The “All About That Bass” singer and best new artist GRAMMY nominee tells Fuse that the sequel to her best-selling Title album is in its final stages of production.
“I’m wrapping up the second album,” Trainor says, “and it’s pretty special. I can’t wait for the world to hear it. It’s very new and different, but it sounds like me. I’ve got a lot to say!”
On Monday (Dec. 7), Trainor earned a best new artist nod for a debut album that has spawned four Top 20 hits (“All About That Bass,” “Lips Are Movin’,” “Dear Future Husband” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”) and has gone platinum since its January release. Trainor uses the word “confident” when asked how she feels about following up such a decorated debut LP.
“At first, going in [to the studio], I was terrified,” says Trainor. “It was like: How am I ever going to top that last album? But after all these sessions I’ve done, and making my pile [of songs] for my album, I’ve been listening through and thinking, ‘This is something new that no one’s really doing right now.’ I’m confident that people will like it.”
Trainer confirms that Kevin Kadish, who helmed eight songs on Title, has returned as a producer and co-writer, but the singer says that she’s also brought in some special studio talent. “Everyone wants to write with you if you’re a successful songwriter,” she says, “so I’ve gone around and met some of my heroes that I’ve always wanted to write with, and I’ve done some cool things with them.”
Next February, Trainor will compete against Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt, James Bay and Courtney Barnett in the best new artist GRAMMY category. Click here to read her thoughts on her chances of winning.