Thank You [Deluxe Edition]

Thank You [Deluxe Edition]

by Meghan TrainorMeghan Trainor

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Displaying a professional savvy her cheerfully naïve persona belies, Meghan Trainor ditches the retro sensibilities that fueled her debut album, Title, on its swiftly released successor, Thank You. By no means has Trainor abandoned her theatricality, but drama club exuberance is as inherent to Meghan's persona as Katy Perry's cheerleader pinup is to hers. The key to Thank You is that she's swapped out Glee-ful retro pageantry in favor of modern R&B shepherded by executive producer Ricky Reed. Such a shift in sensibility means Thank You feels fresher than Title, and it's more coherent, too: everything stems from a clean, stylish sensibility. Even when she indulges in a throwback, as when the lights lower for the slow dance "Hopeless Romantic," the simple guitar and vocal arrangements function as a sly accent to the bright, bustling surroundings of the rest of Thank You. Trainor similarly rejiggers her lyrical outlook, leaving behind the attention-grabbing jokes and jibes, not to mention the antiquated sentiments of "Dear Future Husband," relying on the empowerment of "All About That Bass." "If I was you, I'd want to be me too," she sings on "Me Too," only to up the ante with "I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, I love all y'all me the most." Even her mom is better than your mom. All these odes to self are designed to boost the self-esteem of her audience, not Trainor herself, a point underscored by Thank You's shiny, happy pop, equal parts modern R&B and Y2K throwback. Taken on a track by track basis, it can be silly fun -- even such goofball party numbers as "Dance Like Yo Daddy" contain a guileless charm -- and Trainor is smart to keep things light and positive: it's a deliberately youthful sound in an era that yearns for maturity. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2016
Label: Epic
UPC: 0889853119929
catalogNumber: 531199
Rank: 8699

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meghan Trainor   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocals (Rhythm)
Nelda Washington   Soprano
Kay Penton   Drums
Jennifer Hartswick   Vocals
Tom Peyton   Drums
David Baron   Hammond B3
Kevin Kadish   Piano,Electric Guitar,Baritone Saxophone,Tambourine,Vocals
Thomas Troelsen   Bass,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Johan Carlsson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ann Marie Simpson   Violin,Viola
Tommy Brown   Guitar,Keyboards
Ricky Reed   Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,10-string Guitar
Chris Gelbuda   Vocals
Franks   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

David Bianco   Engineer
Chris Gehringer   Composer
Michael Foster   Composer
Peter Svensson   Composer
John Hanes   Engineer
Shane Stevens   Composer
Kevin Kadish   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Thomas Troelsen   Composer,Programming,Producer
Travis Sayles   Composer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Johan Carlsson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Jordan Johnson   Composer
Eric Frederic   Composer
Sam Holland   Engineer
Timothy Thomas   Composer
Theron Thomas   Composer
Jacob Kasher   Composer
Erika Nuri   Composer
Ross Golan   Composer
Mario Mims   Composer
Jason Desrouleaux   Composer
Bianca Atterberry   Composer
Cory Bice   Engineer
Stefan Johnson   Composer
Nash Overstreet   Composer
Marcus Lomax   Composer
Brandon Wood   Vocal Engineer
Meghan Trainor   Composer,Programming,Executive Producer
Khaled Rohaim   Composer
Christopher Trujillo   Engineer
Lewis Hughes   Composer
Nicholas Audino   Composer
Thomas Brown   Composer
Tommy Brown   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ricky Reed   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Chris Gelbuda   Composer,Producer
Taylor Parks   Composer
Julio David Rodriguez   Composer
James G. Morales   Composer
Steven Franks   Composer
Matt Morales   Composer,String Arrangements
Gamal Lewis   Composer
Franks   Programming,Producer
Ethan Shumaker   Engineer
Oliver Peterhof   Composer
Jordan Federman   Composer
Justin Trainor   Composer,Producer

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