UPDATE // SEPTEMBER 14: Meghan Trainor shared the "Better" cover art (see above). According to other posts from Trainor, the video for her Yo Gotta-assisted track drops Thursday (Sep. 15). See a preview below:
EARLIER // AUGUST 8:
Meghan Trainor's latest Thank You cut is a cool one-way trip to loneliness.
Trainor tells them what they already know in her next official single "Better" featuring Yo Gotti. The track was one of several Trainor teased ahead of her album release back in May, and now it's getting proper attention. The "No" singer's mellow tone melts over the island-themed production, cooing a laid-back vocal with an abrasive message: "You deserve to be alone / And I deserve better / Better than you."
Nashville, TN radio station 107.5 The River confirmed the news:
— 1075 The River (@1075theriver) August 4, 2016
Earlier this year, Trainor said she "wanted to get all my influences" on the record, and "Better" is a glorious example. She decided to "show everything from my caribbean side to my love for Bruno Mars and Aretha Franklin and even some Elvis vibes, anyone I grew up listening to. I was trying to show the world what I love. I wanted to do something that’s not on the radio, but kind of different."
Listen to "Better" below:
Fun fact: Trainor references Yo Gotti's song "Down in the DM" in a separate Thank You track "Watch Me Do."