"NO" - Meghan Trainor [YouTube Official Music Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published March 21, 2016

Up-and-coming pop diva Meghan Trainor has shared an official music video for "NO," a track from her upcoming album, Thank You. Watch it above, via the singer's YouTube.

You'll notice that Meghan has ditched her bright colors and image from her 2014 hit "All About That Bass," in exchange for a sexier and more provocative look, rocking a black corset and silver jacket. The video is full of choreographed dance music and ladies in fishnets.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Trainor shared how the song took shape and changed the direction of the album:

Fiery new single 'No' was a late addition to 'Thank You'
Her new single came after she went to play the album for Epic head L.A. Reid. She was excited to preview the material — until he told her she didn’t have anything that sounded like a first single.

“L.A. is famous for this, he will always sit down the artist at the very end and say you don’t have a single,” she says with a laugh. “He didn’t do this with my first one [2015’s ‘Title’] because I came in with ‘All About That Bass,’ but on this one he did. I told him I’m not going to write ‘All About That Bass’ 2.0. — I’m not going to give you another one of those. He was like, ‘I’m not asking for that, I promise, but I know you as a songwriter can do better and I know if I push you, you will do better.’ Trainor left the meeting angry, she said, but she took that energy and unleashed it on “No.” “We wrote this fiery anthem,” she said, “and it turned into a great women’s anthem.”

Recording 'No' changed the direction of the album
Although “No,” was originally meant to appease her label boss, the session with Reed, who is executive producing the album, inspired the two to keep going.

“We did like six more records after this,” Trainor said. “It was like unlocking a new world. My manager once called me an onion and said I have layers that I need to open and see. I guess this is another layer of my onion.” Trainor said the later sessions yielded what will be the album’s next singles. “They line up and go perfectly together,” she said.

Thank You is scheduled to be released on May 13, 2016. Pick it up on Amazon.

For the latest music, news, and tour dates from Meghan Trainor, check out her Zumic artist page.

Meghan Trainor Thank You album cover art

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