Melanie Martinez just released a teaser trailer for her upcoming visual album K-12. The album will be her first full-length release in four years since 2015’s Cry Baby.
The trailer shows Melanie arriving to “K-12” school to the sinister looks of her class mates. The visual also incorporates some Cry Baby-esque instrumentals.
The album is set to release this Summer, but has not been given an official release date. In an interview with Billboard Melanie confirmed the album would be released as a movie with dialogue connecting the tracks.
“It’s all of the videos together of the next record, all thirteen, with dialogue and whatnot in between connecting all of them together. and I’m directing it and writing it and styling it and doing the makeup…The film is really a huge priority of mine, because it’s really important to me that people can truly understand the sentiment and the story when they hear the record for the first time, and I really want people to be able to follow along properly.”
In previous interviews, Melanie has hinted at some hip hop influences as well as the use of “vintage squeak toys” and an overall darker sound, tackling topics including mental health and school friendships falling apart. There will also, reportedly, be no collaborations on the record with everything narrated by Cry Baby.
Aside from the trailer release, Melanie also completely redid her website with K-12 visuals. Check it out here!
When the bell rings, you must be in your assigned seat… pic.twitter.com/Tj05HrY1k0
— CRYBABY (@MelanieLBBH) May 15, 2019
Hopefully we get more info soon! Watch the trailer above and let us know what you think.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.