Finals are finally here, which is great because it means the semester is almost over, but also means you have massive amounts of work and studying to do. Yay.
I really don’t think I would be able to get through this stressful time if it wasn’t for “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” by my homegirl Meghan Trainor. For some reason, these songs are keeping me fueled and focused. Like, last night, I had to write a ten page paper that was due, um, today and I couldn’t focus. Then I put “All About That Bass” on repeat and the paper was done in like an hour. And it actually turned out pretty well. Needlesstosay, “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” have become my jam for finals and are #PhillipsSongsOfTheDay.
I really admire MTrain’s music style, especially how she incorporates the doo-wops, bass, and tuba. There’s something just special about how she sings “I’m all about that bass” at the end of the choruses of “All About That Bass” that’s got my head shaking and my fingers typing away all those papers I need to complete before I am free to enjoy the holidays. I also personally think the way she sings “I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk” in “Lips Are Movin” is life changing and incredible. Her sass and attitude is sublime, engaging, and freakin’ awesome.
I must admit I feel a weird kinship to her because she’s from the place on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that I spent my summers as a kid. And also she has favorited two of my tweets (@phillipjspencer), which basically means we’re now best friends.
Since it’s release, “All About That Bass” has blown up to be an international hit and been nominated for Song and Record of the Year Grammys.
Anyway, I need to go back to studying and/or procrastination. I leave you with “Lips Are Movin,'” which has just rocketed to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100:
Meghan Trainor’s debut album Title is scheduled to be released January 13, 2015. I haven’t figured out why she entitled her album Title, but if I do figure it out, I will let you all know (although, “Title” is another great song of hers).