September 15, 2016


Meghan Trainor's 'Better' Video Is a Dark Story of Alcohol Abuse: Watch

Meghan Trainor is known for her bright, spunky image, most often crystallized in her music videos. But for "Better," the new single from May's Thank You LP, the singer decided to get a little more raw and tell an important story that doesn't come off as too try-hard.

The Tim Mattia-directed video plays more like a dramatic short film, beginning with Trainor picking up her drunk and disoriented grandfather from jail. The dark tale continues, showing Meghan (who plays a hairdresser) trying to look after his alcoholic, pill-loving antics. Yo Gotti, the guest feature on the reggae-tinged tune, portrays a bartender.

"Better" follows previous singles "Me Too" and "No." Click here for our interview with Meghan Trainor about her Thank You album and take this quiz to see how well you know the singer. Also watch Yo Gotti discuss working with Meghan Trainor in the Fuse interview below.

Alcohol addiction is a serious issue that shouldn't be ignored.  If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).