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@Meghan_Trainor wants her music to help people love themselves.

‘Since I was a young girl, I was fascinated by songwriters, melodies and harmonies. I always knew I would be writing songs for the rest of my life. I started producing at 13. My musician father taught me I needed to write and produce a song myself and not rely on others. By 18, I got a publishing deal, an official job offer to write songs for four years. I’d always wanted to be an artist, but songwriting and producing were my first loves. I love my job and can’t imagine myself doing anything else.’ On the first song she ever wrote. ‘My aunt married a Trinidadian soca star. They met on a family vacation we had in Trinidad. He taught me so much about soca and different genres. My first song I wrote was a wedding song for them. The only thing I could play on the piano was ‘Heart and Soul’, so I wrote lyrics and a melody over that.’ On becoming one of the new faces of the posi...

Full article: http://www.timeout.com/singapore/music/interview-meghan-t...

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