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Track Review

Spy Kids Juni Cortez is officially off the market. That’s right, good-ol’ Juni—also known in real life as Daryl Sabara—has tied the knot with singer Meghan Trainor. But since we’re talking about Meghan’s latest song, let’s focus on her.

Known for topping the charts with tunes about positive self-talk, romance and love, Trainor has finally found her own happily ever after. Fans saw her now-hubby propose to her in 2017, in an Instagram video featuring her song, “Hopeless Romantic.”

And last December, on her 25th birthday, Meghan vowed to love Sabara forever, as she walked down the aisle to her own sweet tune, “Marry Me.”

Dear (Future) Husband

Trainor's tender tune—the ukulele strains of which bring to mind Jack Johnson's island odes—opens with a gentle request: “Marry me, marry me, mmm.”

The singer assures her love that he matters more than a lavish ceremony: “I don't need a cake, a fancy wedding's not for me.” Instead, she’d rather focus on what “forever” actually means (“I love you, wanna give you my whole life/And you love me, you say you want me as your wife”), as the two vow to become one (“There's no one I'd rather kiss than you”).

Meghan acknowledges that others have urged caution before taking the matrimonial leap (“And they say, 'Keep your heart safe'"), but she’s ready to give her heart away to the man she trusts to keep it safely (“But I can't, I can't wait, no/ … Let's not waste more time and just/ … I want the world to know you're mine”).

Hopeless Romantic

The video for “Marry Me” offers an intimate mini-look into Meghan’s actual wedding—one that was available for the world to see on Valentine’s Day.

We watch as Meghan and her husband get ready to walk down the aisle, surrounded by friends and family. There’s a small group of people celebrating and dancing, a Pinterest-style celebration, and plenty of love as Meghan and her husband kiss and dance together.

It’s a sweet video that gives fans a snapshot look into an intimate and personal celebration. And it tops off years of tracks in which Meghan Trainor pined for Mr. Right—years that show how waiting has finally led to her own fairy-tale ending.

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February 8, 2019

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Kristin Smith

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