Melanie Martinez (Finally!) Releases Debut Album

Melanie Martinez (Finally!) Releases Debut Album
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Melanie Martinez debuted her much-awaited first album, Cry Baby, today and with it, she’s bringing her always unique and fun style.

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Last year, we spoke to The Voice alum about her hit single, “Dollhouse," where she explained that her upbringing and childhood played a major role in influencing her work. Now, Teen Vogue caught up with the twenty-year-old starlet and got the details on her new sound.

“This album tells the story of a character — Cry Baby. She’s super insecure at first, and then she becomes more confident and comfortable in her own skin,” Martinez said. “Before I wrote this album, I was so insecure. I took everything personally. I used music as therapy and embraced being a cry baby.” Martinez decided to turn the negative into a positive, or as she puts it, “an insult to a compliment.”

The songs complement the singer’s fun, playful personality in that it’s set up as a storybook, complete with fairytale illustrations. “The songs have childhood-themed names, but they relate to adult situations. I wrote about scenarios that I was going through and then disguised them,” she explains.

Martinez’s debut album comes with another added perk – she’s also collaborating with makeup brand Lime Crime, which shows Martinez sported bright, eccentric colors. “Me and all my friends love their eccentric colors, and this blue is a perfect addition to the line,” she said of the electric blue shade she sports in the new ad.

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We can’t wait to take a cue from Martinez’s music — and lips — with her new songs.