By Abbey Dinsdale
Special for The Squall
“I like the idea of pop music . . . but it’s not being used the right way”
Melanie Martinez, originally a contestant on The Voice, debuted with her first studio album Cry Baby on August 14, 2015. She topped the indie music charts, as well as made it to number six on Billboard, with the album. Prior to the release of Cry Baby, Martinez had released several singles, most of which were featured on the album.
Categorized as as darkwave, indie pop, electro pop, and emo pop, Cry Baby succeeded in bringing a darker mix of reality and fantasy to the American music scene. As stated by Martinez, she just “wanted to talk about stuff that was honest.”