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Meghan Trainor 'Watch Me Do' Review: New 'Thank You' Track Keeps It Old School [LISTEN]

by Carolyn Menyes   Mar 25, 2016 17:08 PM EDT

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If you thought that Meghan Trainor had stepped away from her sugary doo-wop/pop blend for just a moment with her latest single "No," you were wrong. Ahead of her new album Thank You, Trainor released a new hype track on Friday (March 25), and once again, she's channeling powerful pop.

At just 22 years old, Trainor is indeed a child of the early 2000s, and that influence once again shows in "Watch Me Do." There's the sort of confidence of a Back to Basics era Christina Aguilera (especially the way in which she sings "Hey, hey, heeeeey" at the end of the chorus), and once again, the production feels very much like some sort of Darkchild remix from back in the day. (Think Destiny's Child, y'all.)

Trainor also injects plenty of funk into the mix, which actually harkens closely to something Bruno Mars would do. Perhaps we're still hot off the reign of "Uptown Funk," but it's hard not to hear something a little old school here, though it differs greatly from the doo-wop influences of Trainor's first album and few hit singles.

But, the confidence in herself and her body, which was helped to break Trainor out in "All About That Bass" still rings clear. "'Cause I just woke up and I feel some type of way / I get all choked up when I see how much I made / And I feel so good like James Bond in his day," Trainor sings in the hook of the track.

And we're feeling it.

"Watch Me Do" is the second song to be released from Meghan Trainor's new album Thank You. It follows the release of the album's lead single "No," which was released earlier this month.

Thank You is due to be released on May 13.

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