With just one day to go until the release of Meghan Trainor‘s new album Thank You, the No singer has dished on what fans can expect from her second album in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“It’s more of the music that I enjoy,” she says. “I was afraid that I would be trapped as a doo-wop artist from that first album, so this one I wanted to prove that I can do more genres.”
Meghan revealed that her songs were inspired by pop songs from the late ’90s and early ’00s. She says that while writing her hit No, she thought: “What do I wish was still on the radio? And I was like, ‘*NSYNC, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears.'”
As for her song written for her mom titled Mom, Meghan says:
“You know the Britney Spears song, ‘Lucky’? Where it’s like, a big bomb and then it has the, ‘And here she is, it’s Lucky!’ I was like, ‘I want one of those,'” she says. “So we called [my mom] up at work and I was just like, ‘I love you, I love you so much. Just tell me you love me’ and we recorded it and got it.'”
“I texted her after and she’s like, ‘Ugh! I hate you!'” she added. “‘Cause, you know, you hear your voice — on a phone call especially — and you’re like, ‘Is that what I sound like?’ So she said, ‘If this doesn’t make the album, that’s OK.’ I was like ‘Ma! It’s gonna be on there.'”
Later on this summer, Meghan will be hitting the road on her Untouchable Tour to perform for fans across North America – starting on July 21.
Meghan reveals that the tour will be: “bigger, with more dancers and new songs, new routines — and we’re jumping this time. We’re dancing a lot. It’s gonna be great, I can’t wait!”
Be sure to check out Meghan’s new album Thank You when it drops tomorrow (May 13)!