16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Martinez’s colorful personal style and multifaceted gem of a voice made an immediate impact on Voice viewers. Her debut album continues the trend, serving up sweetly arch noir pop not unlike that of Lana Del Rey if the latter abandoned hazy hues for candy colors. Martinez uses childhood tropes to symbolically get at adult subject matter—the fractured family of “Dollhouse,” the unfair focus on women's looks on “Mrs. Potato Head,” the effects of substance abuse in “Sippy Cup,” and, most importantly, the resilience of the titular “Cry Baby.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Martinez’s colorful personal style and multifaceted gem of a voice made an immediate impact on Voice viewers. Her debut album continues the trend, serving up sweetly arch noir pop not unlike that of Lana Del Rey if the latter abandoned hazy hues for candy colors. Martinez uses childhood tropes to symbolically get at adult subject matter—the fractured family of “Dollhouse,” the unfair focus on women's looks on “Mrs. Potato Head,” the effects of substance abuse in “Sippy Cup,” and, most importantly, the resilience of the titular “Cry Baby.”

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About Melanie Martinez

Long Island-native Melanie Martinez makes arty, alternative singer/songwriter pop that straddles the line between folk, electronica and hip-hop. Born in Baldwin, New York, Martinez grew up listening to her father's Beatles records and hip-hop music. In 2012, while still in high school, she won a spot on NBC's The Voice with her performance of Britney Spears' "Toxic." Choosing to join judge Adam Levine's team, she eventually made it to week five before getting eliminated via audience vote. Martinez began working on solo material and in 2014 released the Kinetics- and One Love-produced EP Dollhouse on Atlantic Records. In 2015 she returned with her debut full-length album, Cry Baby, which featured the singles "Pity Party" and "Sippy Cup." The album reached number six on the Billboard 200 and hit number one on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums chart. ~ Matt Collar

HOMETOWN
Baldwin, NY
BORN
28 April 1995

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