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Melanie Martinez teased a new chapter of her artistic journey with the debut single "Death", and now she unveils the eerie second track from her highly anticipated album Portals, "Void". Explore exclusive lyrics, audio samples and video below for an immersive experience.
Multi-talented singer, songwriter and filmmaker Melanie Martinez has finally released her first full-length record in four years after releasing the two billion streaming RIAA Gold-certified second album K-12.
Melanie Martinez's sophomore album, K-12, showcases her unique blend of low-key hip-hop with soulful pop and indie-leaning electro. Throughout the record, Melanie Martinez writes lyrics rich with metaphor that reflect her struggle to find acceptance within friendships, in the physical world and romantically. Through these metaphors she introduces Cry Baby as a young woman struggling with various traumas and insecurities.
As an extension of her musical talents, Martinez also created and directed a mini-movie to accompany the album's songs. These films illustrated the themes and characters explored in the music, providing fans with insight into Cry Baby's struggles.
The second single from her 2023 studio album, Portals, is "Void". Released two days after "Death", another track from the album that explores a new phase in her life and artistic pursuits, it was initially teased alongside its cover art and release date on February 22nd. Surprisingly enough, the song did surprisingly well upon its release despite not appearing on Billboard Hot 100 charts. Perhaps more significantly though, its title may hold more significance than initially apparent.
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New York-based singer, actress, director and filmmaker Melanie Martinez - best known for her critically acclaimed debut album CRY BABY which serves as the soundtrack to an enchanting self-directed film that has amassed over 6 billion global streams and 1.5 billion video views - is set to release her second full-length album entitled PORTALS on July 8. On March 31st, Atlantic Records will release Portals with 13 tracks including the sci-fi-inspired opening track and lead single "Void," both written and produced by Martinez herself. In the weeks leading up to its release, Martinez shared various otherworldly clips and teasers leading up to her cinematic "Death" music video which she directed, conceived, and costume designed.
Following its meteoric launch, "Death" has already earned Portals her highest-charting first week streams to date and set Billboard's Hot 100 record for most-streamed music video of 2019. Her follow up track "Void," a pop-rock fusion track that follows in the footsteps of her breakthrough hit "Death," further solidifies Martinez as an artist of unparalleled creative scope. Fans can catch her live at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 18th - one of multiple dates across multiple venues worldwide!
VOID is the first official single from Melanie Martinez's highly anticipated new album Portals, due March 31st via Atlantic Records. A unique alt-pop earworm that fans of the genre must listen to, VOID features energetic dance rhythms alongside an honest take on love and heartbreak.
This video is the result of a collaborative effort between singer-songwriter Jennifer Hudson and her creative partners, who assembled an experienced team of industry professionals for the task of crafting an captivating cinematic experience. The end result is a captivating montage of moments from her groundbreaking, genre-defying debut. The song itself, currently trending on YouTube, has already amassed over 6 million views in less than one week since release and achieved multiple top 20 placements on music charts worldwide. With an exciting lineup of live performances across multiple markets, including Lollapalooza Argentina, Lollapalooza Chile and Bogota's Estereo Picnic in Columbia, this is one renegade artist you won't want to miss! The song is the latest in a long list of notable achievements for this multi-faceted singer-songwriter, whose RIAA Gold-certified sophomore effort, K-12, has been hailed by publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard and Spinner as an iconic modern day classic.
Her sophomore album, Portals (March 31st, Atlantic Records), showcases acclaimed artist and songwriter Melanie Martinez's unique blend of low-key hip-hop, soulful pop and indie electro music that follows up her two billion streaming debut album Cry Baby. This intensely lyrically rich music is accompanied by the captivating musical film (K-12) that mirrors its themes and characters.
Martinez has always crafted her music with an imaginative artistic vision that has resulted in critically-acclaimed hit singles and cinematic self-directed videos. Her 2015 debut, Cry Baby, cemented Martinez's place as a major artist and ignited an appetite for provocative alternative music framed as modern fairy tales.
Her unique approach to music-making has earned her a place of honor within the industry and several award nominations. Her most recent single, "Void," can be downloaded as an official audio track via various streaming services.
Martinez has crafted her own distinct brand of indie-pop that fuses darkness and light. Her songs often tackle topics such as growing up, and her lyrics are filled with metaphors and intense emotions that captivate listeners.
Martinez has achieved great success, yet remains dedicated to producing only the highest-quality work. Her music can be found on multiple platforms such as iTunes and YouTube; you may even purchase a physical copy of her album through her website.
Fans can follow her on social media, where she frequently shares updates about her music and life. She often teases new videos for her fans and unveils songs ahead of their release.
Her music videos have amassed over 106 million views on YouTube and are consistently at the top of the charts. Now she is ready to take her art to new heights with her upcoming album Portals and the release of "Void," her first new song in nearly four years. You can download VOID by Melanie Martinez right now from her website.