Artist: Meghan Trainor
Album: The Love Train
Record Label: Epic
Recommended Tracks: Track 1- “All The Ways” and Track 6 – “Good Mornin’” (feat Gary Trainor)
Meghan Trainor is an American pop singer/songwriter from Massachusetts. Trainor is 25 years old and has two full-length albums out. The singer, most known for her breakout hit “All About That Bass” from 2014, just released a new love-themed EP called The Love Train on Feb. 8, just in time for Valentines Day. The EP includes six songs, most likely about her life as newlywed, having just gotten married to Daryl Sabara who is best known for being the little brother in Spy Kids. These six tracks are a perfect depiction of love at its best, showing romantic gestures and how we all envision an idealized love story. This EP can be rated a 4 on a 5 point scale purely because two of the songs sound very similar and sort of generic; nonetheless the songs are still catchy and fun, making all listeners want to feel this love being described in all six songs.
“All The Ways” is the first track of the short EP. The song is a response to her significant other telling her all the ways he loves her. The upbeat pop song has the potential to be a big hit on the radio, if she ends up releasing it as a single. The song starts off with a slower guitar sound, but builds as it progresses to the chorus. This is one of the most upbeat songs on the EP and is the song she used to announce her upcoming third album which was originally intended to be released in August 2018 but has since been postponed to later this year.
“Good Mornin’” is a fun song from the EP that has a very doo-wop sound. The song is about waking up next to her husband, and realizing how much she loves him. The song is listed to be featuring her father Gary Trainor. He plays both the piano and the organ for the song because when Trainor tried playing it, her nails made too much noise, but she still envisioned it being done on the piano. This reminiscent sound is unique to the EP, but still feels very on-brand for Trainor’s sound from prior albums. The Love Train sets the perfect mood for the ideal Valentines Day. It is romantic and happy from start to finish. This EP sounds like the ideal score for a fun romantic comedy. The album features ballads and upbeat songs, and she does play the majority of the instruments heard throughout. If you like pop music and are looking for a fun quick listen than this may be the EP for you.