Outlook not so good

In fact:

Cover art for No by Meghan Trainor

Further evidence that you do not mess with Meghan Trainor:

“I sat down with [Epic CEO] L.A. Reid and said, ‘I have my album done,’ and he said, ‘No, you don’t, you don’t have a single,'” Trainor tells Billboard. “And I looked at him like he was crazy — I was pissed off. And I said, ‘All right Mr. Reid, I’m going to write you a single right now. And I went to the studio and said, ‘I need a big, angry anthem’ and it turned into an awesome woman anthem about being independent.”

In terms of sexual-cultural positioning, it’s the next step beyond TLC’s “No Scrubs”; you don’t even get the opportunity to holla at her.

Thank You, the album on which “No” will appear, is due in May. (My pre-order is in.)

Assuming “No” makes the charts, it will be the second hit with this title: the first, the lone chart item for Bulldog, a band featuring ex-Rascals Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli, appeared in 1972. It is, of course, the male reaction to being dismissed: “That’s a hell of a thing to say,” complains vocalist Billy Hocher. You can’t tell me Meghan Trainor didn’t know this one, even if it was way before her time.

No video for “No” as yet, though you can listen to it at that first Billboard link.





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