Melanie Martinez has been back for a few months with her album K-12 and a film. Meet the singer a few minutes before she goes up on the stage of the Paris Olympia.
Yes Melanie martinez doesn’t tell you anything yet, the singer was a real surprise a few years ago in the world of music streaming. It was in 2012 and when she was only 16 years old that Melanie Martinez got noticed on the show The Voice US, where she joined the team of Adam Levine of Maroon 5. The singer made her first EP, Dollhouse, that it comes out independently just after the show. She was finally signed by a major in 2015 and released her first album, Cry baby. The singer then proposed a real avant-garde project due to the complexity of her very dark pieces and her well-polished visual identity. It’s simple, Melanie has opened the way a little for artists like Billie Eilish who has just unveiled “No Time To Die”, the James Bond soundtrack with Finneas. Since then, the artist has returned with a second album entitled K-12 which was entitled to his real film. Meeting with Melanie during her visit to the Paris Olympia where she gave a sold out concert there.
Always very secretive, it’s a very honest Melanie Martinez who told us secrets about her K-12 tour, which she presented only a few hours at the Paris Olympia. : “Going on tour is intense for a human, both physically and mentally. I really miss being at home and this tour was quite complicated for me, but there are only three concerts left and I I’m excited to do it. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Paris, I’m glad to be there. “ confides the artist before explaining to us: “Sometimes it’s complicated to sing old songs and go back to a difficult time in my life. I’m already thinking about my third album so singing songs from Cry Baby or K-12 can be intense.”
It must be said that it is a real musical worthy of Broadway that the singer presented on the Parisian boards. Change of costumes with each song, dancers, harpist, and paintings of all kinds. All the songs presented were accompanied by interludes containing important life lessons, such as those on self-esteem, toxic relationships or friendship, from the film and its album. K-12. The audience is responsive and has stars in their eyes which reminds us of the few words that Melanie said to us just before going on stage: “The responses I received regarding this new project are incredible. I receive messages from children every day, telling me how much they identify with the film. That’s all I wanted when I “It was really my goal to help misunderstood people feel less alone. There are so many challenges in life, I’m glad my music can help.”
K-12 is the second album of the singer who is reclaiming her story. True paradox in itself, the singer has often been considered a underdog in the music industry, a bit like Yungblud who is the hope of an underestimated youth. And yet, she is a complete artist who is not afraid to show the woman she has become: “I think I have grown and evolved a lot over the past few years and that is reflected in the way I write. Now I first develop ideas and themes that are important to me before writing and I think that changed the dynamics of my way of working. “ she tells us before adding “Music is real therapy for me and I think it is for everyone, artists and listeners alike.”
Released on September 6, 2019, K-12 is a complex disc once again playing with the boundaries of musical genres thanks to a solid production. Now ready to reveal a few layers of her personality, just as raw but definitely more honest, Melanie Martinez has created a real film to accompany her songs. Speaking of important subjects such as racism, harassment at school, sexism and many others, it has created a real safety bubble for its listeners. “I think it’s always good to be vulnerable in life. Especially when it’s an expression of who I am. With everything going on in the world, I really need to write in order to detach myself from it. We are all overwhelmed by information and social networks, I think it is important to leave aside everything that we absorb in everyday life and it is thanks to what I create that I do it.”
Melanie Martinez bewitched the entire Paris Olympia with the spectacle of her film come true. The artist took advantage of the recall to perform two new songs, “Copy Cat” and “Fire Drill”, which will be on the next EP entitled After School. “I’m very happy about” Copy Cat “. Thierra (Whack) participates and she is really one of the best people I have ever met. Besides being an incredible artist, she is a person really true and it’s very rare to find it in this environment. “ she tells us before revealing a little more about the EP “I’m still writing it and I’m very happy about it. I thought it would be a project that would cover all of the songs from K-12 which was not part of the final selection but in fact I’m in the process to create new songs. It’s the first time that I don’t put pressure on myself to create visuals or a movie so I really want to focus on making quality music that inspires me. “ Melanie Martinez’s latest single, “Copy Cat” featuring with Tierra Whack is available on all steaming and download platforms. If you have not yet seen the film, K-12, of the singer, we really invite you to do so in order to discover her universe. It is in full on Youtube, via this link.