Meghan Trainor’s catchy, body-positive “All About That Bass” pop song has been remixed for clubgoers by music producer Maejor Ali. “All About That Bass” is Trainor’s first hit. This upbeat song encourages people to love themselves, regardless of their size.
The remix, which includes a house beat, prominently features Justin Bieber. Trainor’s voice is mostly relegated to the background. The remix also changes the lyrics, with Bieber promising “We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level.”
It will be interesting to see how well the remix fares. While Bieber has definitely brought the song to another level, it’s not necessarily a good thing. The remix is repetitive and lacks the appeal of the original version, in which Trainor comes across as a sassy, empowered and confident woman.
In addition to missing Trainor’s bubbly, positive performance, the remix may be overshadowed by Bieber’s reputation. The “Baby” and “Boyfriend” singer frequently dominates the news more for his behavior than his talent. Even reputable news outlets like Forbes.com, LinkedIn, and CNN.com have posted articles questioning whether Bieber’s behavior is hurting his career. This makes him seem like a strange choice for such a positive song.
Regardless of how the remix sells, Trainor should have a bright future as a singer and songwriter. She was signed as a songwriter before she graduated from high school. Just a couple years later, at 20, Trainor’s first hit has dominated the music charts in across the world, including the U.S., Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany and more.
Visit Billboard.com to hear the audio version of the “All About That Bass” remix.