In the “Made You Look” video, Meghan Trainor takes back her power with boundless confidence.
“I wrote a song about how much I love myself. Even though you had a baby and went through it, and your body shows it, you’re still hot “Trainor said this about the song from her new album Takin’ It Back:
Meghan Trainor is right in her element. As she releases her fifth studio album, Takin’ It Back, which is a return to form that brings back the doo-wop influences that made her debut album, Title, a huge hit in 2015, the singer and songwriter is celebrating years of personal growth with a video for the self-love anthem “Made You Look,” which is all about how you can’t take your eyes off of her.
“It was really hard for me to feel sexy after I had a baby. “I wrote this song while singing the chorus in the shower while I was naked,” Trainor said in a statement. “I can wear all of these beautiful things, but I look better when I don’t.” I wrote a song about how much I love myself. Even though you had a baby and went through it, and your body shows it, you’re still hot.”
In the “Made You Look” video, the singer changes between fashionable statement outfits as she sits through a press conference, lounges on the hood of a bright pink convertible with her husband Daryl Sabara at the wheel, and pampers herself and slams through choreography in a room full of TikTok stars and influencers like Drew Afualo, Chris Olsen, JoJo Siwa, and Scott Hoying.
“When I do my walk, walk/I can guarantee your jaw will drop, drop/’Cause they don’t make a lot of what I got, got/Ladies, if you feel me, this your bop, bop,” Trainor sings, sharing the wealth of self-love. “I could wear my Gucci or my Louis Vuitton, but even without anything on, I’ll bet I made you look.”
Trainor’s song “Takin’ It Back” shows what her career and life can be like when she’s in charge and doesn’t let outside voices and opinions affect her work or how she sees herself. “I tried to do a 2022 version of the doo-wop sound I had at the start of my career,” she said of the album. “This is from Meghan, who is now married and has a child. Right now, this is from me. I decided to give the people what they asked for, but with my own twist. I wanted my Title to be version 2.0.”
Trainor told Rolling Stone earlier this year how important it was for her to reclaim her power, even though the way she did it was more “fake it until you make it” than a sudden switch to “bad bitch mode.” “I just felt like everything I had ever done was lost. “I haven’t been out in public for so long because I’ve been trying to stay safe, and it’s hurt my confidence a little bit,” she said. “So when it came to music, I was also really hard on myself. I didn’t like any of these songs. I would ask myself, “Is this garbage or great?” about every idea I had. “Is this trash or something cool?” Everyone said, “This is your best work so far.” I think I knew I had something special when people who didn’t have to be nice to me told me that this music was good.