Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor has returned to the spotlight to begin another era of her already enviable career, and she has gifted the world with another lighthearted pop tune entitled “No Excuses.” The Grammy winner’s new single is exactly what people have come to expect from the star, and her fans will surely be thrilled to hear that while her sound has progressed somewhat, she hasn’t drifted too far from the themes and style that made her a chart-topper. “No Excuses” is certainly a pop song, but it does feature hints of country music...though don’t fear, Trainor doesn’t appear to be following in the footsteps of artists like Lady Gaga and Kesha with a full Americana/country turn. The call and response technique is perfectly utilized here, and people will be screaming “someone else!” for months to come.
Trainor’s new single is a solid pop offering that’s perfectly inoffensive and acceptable for all ages, which is a lane she has owned for several years now. Pop music is so often sexualized and focused on illicit activities, but Trainor seems more interested in continuing to remind her fans of their worth (and hers) with another no-nonsense anthem. “No Excuses” is tailor-made to be the type of hit that everyone can get behind, and it has the potential to be another seriously successful for the musician.
“No Excuses” is the first taste of Trainor’s upcoming third full-length album, which doesn’t yet have a release date or a title, though a press release shared by the singer’s record label promises it is “coming soon.” Her latest cut is her first since she stopped promoting her sophomore album Thank You, which was released back in 2016. That record spun off the smash “No,” which peaked at No. 3, and “Me Too,” which stalled just a few spots shy of reaching the top 10.
Before that, Trainor made her name and catapulted to superstardom with her debut album Title, which produced the mega-hits “Lips Are Movin’,” “Dear Future Husband,” “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” and of course “All About That Bass.” The latter track was her first release as an artist, and it went all the way to No. 1 back in 2014. It ruled for weeks at the time, and it was just recently certified diamond for moving 10 million units in the U.S. alone.