Melanie Martinez is a rising solo artist of the dark electro pop genre. Her debut album, Cry Baby came out on August 14, 2015 through Atlantic Records and has seemed to take the world by storm. Quite literally, its hit number one in ten different countries, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Beligium, Ireland, Finland, and more!
If that's not impressive -I don't know what is.
Some have said Melanie Martinez is Lana Del Ray's dark side. She has all the cute aspects, and happy sounding music, but darker vibes to it. Its interesting and attention grabbing, even if you're not a fan, you still have to respect it.
The album is a concept album, and is thought to be rather ambitious, because does brush upon themes that are often considered to be 'taboo', such as family problems, and mental issues. Her style is incredibly unique, and she sings about things almost everyone has felt at some point, so its no wonder she's grown so massively popular.
The first single, "Pity Party" was released on May 29, 2015, so just over a year ago exactly at this point! The song seems to be about being disappointed and even abandoned by people. Its a sad thing that happens to all of at some point in our lives. This is her letting it out, I think. It also has a good beat to it, which really draws your attention.
A favorite for me personally from this album is, "Soap", which is just expressing the thoughts you have after you've said something you wish you could take back. It almost feels like its singing about social anxiety, and the video for it is incredibly dark as she practically drowns herself in the video. But there's something very intriguing about it, that sucks you in.
This is extremely far from my normal taste in music, but this album is something entirely unique and I highly recommend people check it out. You can get the album now on iTunes, Amazon, or wherever music is sold!
You also can catch Melanie on tour now, performing at many different festivals! Go check out all of her tour dates on her official website!
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