This song is about Marling's feelings of solitariness and dislocation following a move from England to Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The change was borne out of the desire to be rooted in one place after six years of almost constantly being on the road. "Living here is a game I don't know how to play," she sums up the experience of living in the city, "how you're not somebody until somebody knows your name."
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.