Melanie Martinez, Risen From “DEATH” in Single Preluding March 31st Album Release
Melanie Martinez is back from the dead with new song “Death,” the first track from her otherworldly upcoming album PORTALS, due March 31st. Co-produced by Melanie Martinez and CJ Baran, “Death” is now available via streaming services HERE. The song was first teased via a 12-second clip on streaming platforms, which launched alongside a spellbinding trailer revealing the rebirth of fan-favorite character “Cry Baby” and quickly sparked a frenzy of theories from fans. PORTALS pre-orders are available now HERE.
Martinez truly set forth on what has proven a remarkable creative journey with her 2015 debut album, CRY BABY. An unforgettable collection of provocative alt-pop framed as a modern fairy tale, complete with storybook illustrations and a dramatic structure that takes listeners through the life of its title character, the album instantly affirmed the multi-talented Martinez as an irrefutable artistic icon, thanks in part to a phenomenally popular series of hit singles and imaginative self-directed visuals that have amassed 6 billion total streams and 1.5 billion video views. Named by SPIN as one of 2015’s top albums, CRY BABY made its Billboard 200 debut at #6 upon its initial release while also entering the “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #1. In addition to its own 2x RIAA Platinum certification, all of the album’s 13 original tracks – as well as three further songs featured on the CRY BABY (DELUXE EDITION) – have now been certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA.
Martinez lifted the curtain on PORTALS last month with an instantly viral TikTok video, with teasers now reaching 115 MILLION views across socials. The cryptic clips confirmed the death of her notorious alter-ego “Cry Baby,” last seen considering whether to walk into the light at the beguiling conclusion of 2019’s internationally acclaimed full-length film, K-12. Further teasing has been led by top fan pages around the world receiving a white chocolate “egg” in the mail to hatch, each containing a separate flash drive with an audio snippet of an untitled track off the forthcoming album. Fans have downloaded each song and leaked it online, fueling the pandemonium and anticipation.
Portals screams death is life is death is life is death is life. A continuous loop. A circle.
~ Melanie Martinez
Since a short-lived run for Melanie Martinez’s album, K-12 era, we have heard little from their endeavors until they recently emerged from their portal in another dimension. Melanie’s newest work has met amass success, as the “DEATH” of CryBaby and rebirth is encapsulated in this release.
“I’m back from the dead,” Melanie sings in the chorus of the single.
We wait anxiously for what this artist has to offer from the dimension of their design. Stay tuned for more updates!