Meghan Trainor is all about that brass on “I’m a Lady,” her new song from the fully-animated feature film Smurfs: The Lost Village.
The Grammy-winning pop star dropped the sassy, girl power anthem overnight. “I talk with a mouthful, but I couldn’t be sweeter,” she sings. “Yep I’m a cutie in my own way, I won’t play follow the leader.”
Just minutes after the song arrived, Trainor gave a shout out to her mom on social media. “Thank you to my mama for helping me write this sassy/powerful song Kellia Trainor. She won’t admit it but she was by my side supporting me while I wrote it,” she explained in a post on Instagram.
Been waiting for this picture for a long time! Thank you to the amazing producers @martinrenealien and #MonstersandStrangerz @therealmarclo thank you to my mama for helping me write this sassy/powerful song @kelliatrainor she won’t admit it but she was by my side supporting me while I wrote it —- #ImALady
Trainor, whose career exploded out the gate with 2014’s Billboard Hot 100 leader “All About That Bass,” will also voice the character SmurfMelody in the latest film in the Smurfs franchise, due out in theaters April 7, 2017.
— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) February 24, 2017
“I’m so excited to be singing ‘I’m a Lady’ for this movie,” Trainor says in a statement. “It’s a song that I love and am very proud of, and I can’t wait for the world to finally hear it! Getting to play a small part in the film with my character, SmurfMelody, makes this all the more exciting! So happy to be a part of the Smurfs family.”
Directed by Kelly Asbury, Smurfs: The Lost Village will feature an all-star cast including Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Michelle Rodriguez as SmurfStorm and Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow.
After signing with Epic Records in 2014, Trainor has racked up four top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 and a pair of hit albums, 2015’s Title (No. 1 on the Billboard 200) and 2016’s Thank You (No. 3).
The official music video for “I’m a Lady” will premiere next Friday (March 3). Stream the song below.