Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard of Melanie Martinez. Melanie came to the limelight when she auditioned for The Voice sn3 and got a spot on Team Adam. Though she didn't win, her unique sound and brand went on to conquer the music world song by song. Her debut single, Dollhouse, released April 22, 2014 went on to become a huge success and she released her debut EP under the same name later on. She joined Atlantic Records and is currently recording her album CRY BABY.
CRY BABY Track listing
Standard edition No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length 1. "Cry Baby"
Kinetics & One Love 3:59 2. "Dollhouse"
Kinetics & One Love 3:52 3. "Sippy Cup"
Kinetics & One Love 3:15 4. "Carousel"
Kinetics & One Love 3:50 5. "Alphabet Boy"
Kinetics & One Love 4:13 6. "Soap"
3:28 7. "Training Wheels"
3:25 8. "Pity Party"
3:23 9. "Tag, You're It"
3:09 10. "Milk and Cookies"
3:26 11. "Pacify Her"
3:40 12. "Mrs. Potato Head"
Kinetics & One Love 3:37 13. "Mad Hatter"
Melanie's whimsical style coupled with her vocals brings an aire of fresh breathable air at a time which most singers rely on Autotune and nudity almost in entirety as opposed to what they actually claim to do - sing. From Dollhouse to Mad Hatter, Melanie Martinez is so uniquely creative that her songs are not just songs, they are life changing experiences. Take for instance Dollhouse, which is about how perfect isn't really as it seems. "Places, places, get in your places, throw on your dress and put on your doll faces, everyone thinks that we're perfect, please don't let them look through the curtains..." goes the song. For those who've seen Toy Story, remember Mr and Mrs Potato Head?
Melanie's song Mrs Potato Head appreciates the beauty craze that has poisoned the time of today.
"...Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me, is it true that pain is beauty?
Does a new face come with a warranty?
Will a pretty face make it better?
Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me
How did you afford her surgery?
Do you swear you'll stay forever
Even if her face don't stay together
Stay forever, stay forever..." goes the song.
"...It's such a waste
When little girls grow into their mothers face
But little girls are learning how to cut and paste
And pucker up their lips until they suffocate..." it goes on.
There's also a couple of more songs not included in the list above such as Teddy Bear, Play Date, Dead to me, Rough Love...don't be fooled by the innocent titles to the songs, the lyrics, the vocals and the videos are simply out of this world. Melanie Martinez has the unique ability to portray our innermost demons while tagging on our childhood fantasies.
Melanie Martinez ushers in a new age of music artistry and as I start this new year, her music blasts through my earphones.