Cover image for Cry baby [compact disc] / Melanie Martinez.
Title:
Cry baby [compact disc] / Melanie Martinez.
Title Variants:
Crybaby
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Atlantic Records, [2015]

c2015
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (46 min., 43 sec.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

Short story on container insert.

"Parental advisory: explicit content"--Container.
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Contents:
Cry baby -- Dollhouse -- Sippy cup -- Carousel -- Alphabet boy -- Soap -- Training wheels -- Pity part -- Tag, you're it -- Milk and cookies -- Pacify her -- Mrs. Potato Head -- Mad Hatter.
Abstract:
Melanie Martinez wants to tell a story. It's fictional, but it's also about her, in a way that's somewhat exaggerated and darker than reality. The tale traces through her debut, a collection of pop songs that draw inspiration from singer-songwriter folk and hip-hop and follow a character who learns to be more comfortable with who she is. The journey of the character mirrors the musician's own.
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Building upon the conceptual ideas of her 2014 EP, Dollhouse, Melanie Martinez's 2015 full-length debut, Cry Baby, finds her taking the innocent imagery of youth and family ("Carousel," "Training Wheels," "Milk and Cookies") and subverting them into angular R&B and electro-infused anthems of familial strife, abuse, and romance gone wrong. An arty, self-assured singer with a style that falls somewhere between Beyoncé and Björk, Martinez first came to the public's attention singing Britney Spears' "Toxic" as a contestant on the third season of NBC's The Voice. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, her songs also fit nicely next to the work of contemporaries like Lorde and Lana Del Rey. As with Dollhouse, aiding Martinez on Cry Baby are a handful of hip-hop and pop-steeped producers including Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B, Pitbull, Neon Hitch), SmarterChild (Krewella, Usher, Tori Kelly), and Frequency (Eminem, Royce da 5'9", Slaughterhouse). Featured on Cry Baby are the singles "Sippy Cup," "Soap," and "Pity Party." ~ Matt Collar