"I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass -- no treble."
So declares Meghan Trainor in the relentlessly catchy "All About That Bass." Trainor, a 20-year-old songwriter based in Nashville, lends her own voice to this retro-pop body acceptance jam. A summer anthem promising to "bring booty back?" We're in.
In the video, Trainor and Co. "won't be no stick figure silicon Barbie doll, so if that's what you're into then go on and move along." Vine star Sione Maraschino busts serious moves in the background, matching (or outdoing) any video girl we've ever seen.
The tune declares "skinny" overrated and celebrates men and women of all shapes and sizes. "I wrote this song because I myself struggle with this concept of self-acceptance," Trainor said in an email to HuffPost. "It was written from a real place so I’m glad that other people can relate to it." The message is perfectly positive with a few jabs at "the magazines, working y'all's photoshop. We know that sh*t ain't real, come on now, make it stop," as Trainor sings.
Despite the absurd standards of thinness promoted by the beauty industry, Trainor hopes to "break those chains," she told HuffPost. "It's impossible for a girl to live up to what we see in the magazines... Everyone is born to be different, and [yet] that's the thing that makes us all the same."
We're all about that.
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