It’s a positive message, brought to you by a 5-man a capella group and a female pop singer.
If you’ve listened to Top 40 radio recently, you’ve probably heard It’s All About that Bass by Meghan Trainor. Not so hidden in the pop tune is a message, woman to woman, that you don’t have to fit the media mold of “beautiful” to be amazing.
It takes on a different meaning in the cover by a capella band Home Free. Described on popcrush.com as “barbershop-meets-country”, Home Free won Season 4 of The Sing-off and is known for their covers of a wide range of songs, including Ring of Fire.
In Home Free’s cover of It’s All About the Bass, subtle word changes make all the difference. They turn it from an anthem to a guys-to-girls song, telling women that it’s ok to not be “perfect”, they don’t have to be a size 2 to get love, and women who are obsessed with their appearance can just keep moving on.