EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Trainor in ‘Songland’ looking for catchy songs that pull listeners in 1st 30 seconds
'Songland' recently premiered on NBC and ever since the first episode, the series has fans and viewers hooked to their screens. The new music series revolves around aspiring songwriters and gives them a chance to perform their original songs for a featured artist. The song is then recorded by the featured artist to become the next big hit. With four episodes aired to date, we have witnessed John Legend, Will.i.am, Kelsea Ballerini and the Jonas Brothers appear on the series as featured artists looking for their next hit single.
Next week the featured artist to appear on the series is none other than 'All About The Bass' singer Meghan Trainor. Prior to next week's episode, NBC shared an exclusive clip with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) where Trainor reveals what according to her makes a good song.
Starting off, Trainor spoke about the songs that pull her in. "Songs that pull me in are very catchy songs. I love an anthem, I love big songs. It just makes you feel good every time you hear it. A lot of people in the industry, when I was a young songwriter taught me, 'You need to hook them in, in the first 30 seconds.'" Continuing, Trainor said, "If you notice, in all my songs when the beat starts, I'll sing like an ad lib."
Talking about songs she loves, Trainor revealed, "I love songs that have a hook in the beginning right in the first 10 seconds. I love when the chorus comes around the second time on any song that you can sing along, you feel like you're a part of it."
Adding to that, the 'NO' singer said, "I just hope that I can inspire people to be happier and not take life so seriously, and just try and have some fun sometimes. Cause I get lost in it and I forget to have fun, and I forget how cool and awesome life is. But then I just remind myself, you only get one. You only get this one chance to have fun. So do it. And if my songs inspire people to be happy and dance and forget about their troubles, that's the story I want to tell."
Trainor also revealed the coolest part about being a songwriter is that one can reach people all over the world. "I feel like its really cool, where I can reach people all over the world and that's the coolest part about being a songwriter. It's like being a superhero, an undercover superhero. And with a three-minute song, you can change someone's entire life."
When 'Songland' airs with its next episode Tuesday night, four upcoming songwriters will battle it out hoping their song will be the one Trainor chooses. 'Songland' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.