Should you’ve spent even 5 minutes in your TikTok FYP in current weeks, you are most likely aware of Meghan Trainor. The singer/songwriter’s jams will be heard everywhere in the app, and her newest, a bubbly tune referred to as “Made You Look” that has amassed 353 million streams and 87 million YouTube views worldwide, simply bought a refresh due to Kim Petras.
Kim will be heard on the most recent model of Meghan’s hit after Meghan’s Joel Corry Remix and “Made You Look (A Cappella)” across the vacation season, and her new lyrics present a catchy call-and-response with Meghan’s unique verse.
Meghan and Kim took a breather from their overcrowded schedules – Kim and Sam Smith are making ready to carry out “Unholy” on the 2023 Grammy Awards and subsequent month’s BRIT Awards and he or she’s launched a brand new single referred to as “brrr; ” Meghan releases new podcast episodes of her present Engaged on it as “Made You Look” continues to dominate charts around the globe – to name Cosmopolitan to speak about ‘Made You Look’, the marriage of Paris Hilton, Sam Smith and naturally TikTok.
This collaboration could be very good! How did you initially meet?
Megan: Oh god, Kim, how did we meet?
Kim: We first met at Paris Hilton’s marriage ceremony. Very quickly after I needed to fly and go to London, however yeah, we bumped into one another after which we met to file “Made You Look”. And it is actually simply been actually nice. I’m such a fan of the tune. I really feel like because the first time I heard the tune I assumed: Oh my god this looks like a hug from a pal you have not seen shortly.
Megan: God, you’re so candy. I fucking love you. Each time I see her on an AMA carpet I be certain to scream. I am only a superfan and I believe what she’s doing is simply unbelievable. And at last the world sees that too! I died after they gave me an inventory of individuals I would wish to placed on it. And I used to be like, Kim! I need kim. Fortunately she stated sure.
Kim: It was actually nice as a result of Meghan completely produced me vocally and we might simply commute. Meghan has an important setup in her studio that you would be able to go to each inside and out of doors the sales space. It is such a cool method to work. I’ve by no means had a vocal artist produce me. I’ve had the very best time on the earth, and I simply suppose Meghan, you are such an absolute expertise and legend, and your songwriting is so good, and you like pop music, and I like that about you. We’ve got to maintain writing.
It feels like a love fest. Additionally assembly at Paris Hilton’s marriage ceremony! She welcomed slightly one this week.
Megan: I do know, loopy! I had no concept, and I noticed the entire publish and texted her like, “I am crying!”
So candy. Inform me extra concerning the power within the studio whenever you had been recording. What was it like working collectively after assembly due to Paris?
Megan: We’ve got to relax and discuss for a very long time first, and generally you do not actually get to try this. She’s so busy, she flew to New York proper after and did simply that SNL and killed. I knew I solely had a number of hours together with her, so we moved round. It felt like a slumber social gathering. And we did TikToks. I had an concept for the verse, however she actually took off — she was like, ‘I really freestyle.’ And I used to be like ‘What?’ She was like, “Let me present you what I do.” And it was intimidating and superb. She went on the mic and simply freestyled like 100 tunes, and I used to be like, ‘Effectively, rattling it.’ I could not try this, I would be too nervous, ?
Kim: Thanks, Meghan. There are clear issues that we actually bond with. I believe we each like pop at the beginning. And we love Paris a lot, we simply keep Paris. We might speak about life, and it was such a stupendous expertise to satisfy your husband and your youngster; Your loved ones is so candy and welcoming to everybody.
Megan: Oh yeah, Kim bought to satisfy my complete household.
Kim: And the canines! And the canines! Remember the canines.
Cannot neglect the canines! Kim, when did you first hear “Made You Look” and what was your first response to the tune?
Kim: It was when that video exploded of Meghan being tremendous glamorous. The tune was simply throughout TikTok and as soon as it got here out it was caught in my head; it is nonetheless in my head! It is simply such a great tune and such a effectively written tune. I used to be actually loopy to get into it, Meghan feeling I may add one thing to it was an enormous praise to me.
Meghan, you actually are the creator of completely satisfied TikTok anthems. What do you consider the way in which TikTok followers have taken over your music catalog?
Megan: I really feel that TikTok has improved my profession time and time once more. I would not be right here I am speaking to immediately cosmo, if it wasn’t for my TikTok. So I’m eternally grateful to TikTok. I am unable to think about life with out my TikTok, it is my every little thing. It is my complete world. And it is also good to see all my previous songs; Like a tune will be seven years previous and it nonetheless stands out, and that is the fantastic thing about TikTok.
Kim: As a result of they’re timeless. Such bops. you are a bop maker.
That is the primary time you have labored on a bop collectively. Appears prefer it went effectively; Is there potential for future collaborations for each of you?
Kim: I’d die. [in unison]
Megan: I would really like. [in unison]
Kim: Truthfully, it was a lot enjoyable. I stated the identical to Sam [Smith]. I actually really feel like Sam and Meghan ought to work collectively too, as a result of I really feel like with artists writing, it is a lot enjoyable developing with issues collectively. I am happiest after I’m within the studio and after I get to work with somebody who has their very own identification as an artist.
For me it was a really magical expertise to do that. The sound simply picks you up, , and that is what I like about music. Each time I hearken to the tune I really feel like my issues do not exist. And it is superb that somebody can try this.
This interview has been barely edited and shortened for readability.