Meghan Trainor is swept up by a soulful, electronic “Wave” of sound in her latest single, featuring producer Mike Sabath (Lizzo, Selena Gomez, Pharrell). The single precedes her third studio album, Treat Myself, Epic Records.
Her hopeless devotion — “Drowning in my tears, this love’s a sinking boat” — drags Trainor into the abyss of a doomed love. The chorus is a powerfully sweeping recital (“Take me like a wave”) that emphasizes just how overwhelming her desire to get this love back is.
“This song has been in the works for three years, and I’m so excited to finally release it! I’ve never worked harder on a song,” Trainor said in a press release. “Mike Sabath’s production and verse took it to a whole new level. I know my fans have been waiting a long time for this one, and they deserve the best. I’m happy they stuck with me. I hope they love it!”
Sabath noted how close he and Trainor became while working on this song for her upcoming album. “We were in the studio one night working on ‘Wave’ and she asked if I would please do a verse on it,” he said in the press release. “I felt super inspired by her voice and the energy of the people in the studio and was able to one take the verse and then we just filled in the lyric.”
The backing choir adds an ethereal layer over the electronic impressions in the song. Listen to Trainor and Sabath’s song below.