Christmas came early for Cry Babies this year! Melanie Martinez released her not so jolly Christmas carol, “Gingerbread Man,” on Wednesday night and it’s a perfect holiday continuation of her debut Cry Baby LP.
In the dream-like synths of the “I don’t need a man” holiday tune, Melanie quits chasing after Prince Charming and settles for the love of her gingerbread man.
“I’m frosting/ I don’t need a man to make my life sweet/ Prince Charming just isn’t the one I think I need,” she sings.
“Gingerbread Man” is everything you can expect from the singer who brought you dark tracks like “Dollhouse” and “Sippy Cup.” Just because she released this as a Christmas song, doesn’t mean it will get her on the nice list! Cry Baby hopes to break her sweet man into pieces so she could feel his crumbs all over her body.
We should’ve known that this “Gingerbread Man” would be a little on the spicy side judging by its previously released cover art. “Gingerbread Man” is spelled in red jelly blood from the decapitated gingerbread man trying to escape Cry Baby’s grasp.
After Melanie released her debut LP Cry Baby in August, we outlined the tale of the concept album’s star, Cry Baby. We followed her adventure of heartbreaks and let downs until she embraced her emotional sensitivity to all things around her. It seems our darling Cry Baby is still struggling with romance even during the holidays, but at least she knows she doesn’t need a prince to keep her life sweet!
Cry Baby realizes that she needs someone who compliments her, someone who crumbles as easily as she does, and someone who needs her sweetness as much as she needs theirs. Unlike her previous boyfriends however, a gingerbread man won’t run away from her! And even is he does, she can break his legs before he gets out the door.
“Gingerbread Man” isn’t available on iTunes, but you can find it on Melanie’s Soundcloud! The new song is a gift and as Melanie says, gifts are for free. So enjoy!Note: Populove is currently undergoing site maintenance following a hiatus. Some post images and comments from previous months may not appear as we work on the issue.