When life handed Meghan Trainor lemons…
She made a hit song out of it.
Meghan Trainor wrote the catchy cute single after doctors ordered her to cancel her tour and cease using her voice for four months. She opted for vocal surgery and didn’t speak for two weeks afterwards, and the result is “Better When I’m Dancin'” from The Peanuts Movie.
The film’s director, Steve Martino, asked Trainor to create a song for the film that exudes confidence. “They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those. I feel better when I’m onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that,” Trainor said in July. “I feel better when I’m on stage, dancing and distracted. So that’s what I wrote about: feeling better when you’re dancing and having fun and forgetting about everything else.”
The music video for the song drops today (Oct. 14) via Apple Music, and that confidence Trainor mentioned can be seen throughout her scenes of cookie-cutter choreography and black & white to color cuts. Whether she’s all about that bass in a red dress or giving her best duck face as a ’50s diner waitress, Trainor knows how to turn a frown upside down.
Watch the music video below then enjoy some behind-the-scenes clips:
Trainor gave her first television interview since her vocal surgery on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.
“The phone is how I spoke to people,” she explains. “I had an app that texts to speech where you can type in stuff and you can speak like a robot.”
Watch that plus her performance of “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” with John Legend: