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Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Movin'" Reviewed

Meghan Trainor: 2nd Best

Meghan Trainor: 2nd Best

Meghan Trainor’s SIXTH song released this year, “Lips Are Movin'” is the only one even approaching ordinary and it is only relatively approaching ordinary, we are used to he high melody quotient rap meets doo wop so there isn’t the surprise of “All About The Bass” and lyrically, it is isn’t as clever as “Title” or “Dear Future Husband”.

So this is a strange choice why this song with “Title” the obvious single. Despite handclaps, back up harmonies, a rap and the kicthen sink, it is already a touch played out. It is missing the X factor which has made Meghan such a power to be dealt with and mean at first she was great because she simpley wrote great songs and the she was great because she added doo wop to everything; Meghan was like a syrup freak who adds it to their fries: she adds do wop to her songs, liberally, joyfully. But this is the first time it doesn’t quite add up.

“Lips” itself is even more soulful than usual but her singing misses the run on smoothness of “Title”.

Should it be a hit? I hope it is, I love it, I love her. It just misses it by that much, it is not ordinary but it is ordinary for what she does, for what Meghan is capable of. Really, this is an album track and should have remained deep on her upcoming (soon, please please) album, and “Title” and “Dear Future Anniversary” whse first couplet is on a whole other level of wowie zowie.

Grade: B+

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