After the release of her hit song “All About that Bass,” Meghan Trainor has become a household name, and has gained a large fan following. She has recently released a new song called “Lips are Moving,” on her album Title. This song is currently number 10 on the iTunes charts, but does it deserve its ranking? Nope.
One major problem with the song is the lyrics. Specifically, this line: “I gave you bass, you gave me sweet talk.” Does she know that no one uses the word bass like that? Well, no one except for herself in her first song. Does that mean she is referencing her own songs in her lyrics? She’s trying to make this her thing, her signature move to distinguish her from other musicians, but it just doesn’t work. Either way, it sounds completely nonsensical.
Another problem is all the repetition in the song. The first lines are “If your lips are moving, if your lips are moving/ If your lips are moving, then you’re lyin’, lyin’, lyin’ baby.” Hearing this line once is enough to be annoying, but the amount of times it is repeated in the song is just exasperating. It’s no surprise that Trainor and her producer, Kevin Kadish, wrote this song in only eight minutes, according to inquisitr.com.
As for the subject of the song, it is just another vague anthem for girls with cheating boyfriends. It brings nothing new to the table.
The song also sounds eerily reminiscent of “All About that Bass,” with a similar tune and rap/singing combo. “ [The song] quite simply, sounds like it was cut from the same cloth that yielded the 2014 multi-format juggernaut,” said Brian Cantor in his article on Headline Planet.
Overall, this song is irritatingly catchy, but it does not have the lyrical merit or musical originality to deserve its place in the top ten.
Mikayla Rust, Editor in Chief