We sat down with one of our favorite dolls, Melanie Martinez, to catch up about her upcoming album Cry Baby, tour life, and advice for young artists. Make sure to catch her on the road this fall, and listen to her new single Sippy Cup.
Describe your style in 5 words or less
Fluffy, Childlike, Whimsical, Pastel, Japanese Lolita
My friends Stella and Elanas line called Doll Eyes. It features a lot of fluffy marabou pastel and vinyl pieces. Its fun and definitely my favorite clothing wear on stage.
What are your must have items on tour?
Tell us about your new album Cry Baby?
It’s a cohesive story from beginning to end. It’s about a fairy tale version of myself named Cry Baby. It has whimsical elements based on true events that have happened in my life, and then other made up fairy tale fiction.
Stuffed animals to cuddle in my hotel room, my band, candy and snacks; especially chocolate chip cookies.
What's next for you?
Do you have any advice for aspiring young artists just starting out?
Keep going with your gut feelings on things. Its good to take inspiration from people but don't let anyone force you go a different direction than you want to. Always stick with your gut feeling.
I'm going on tour in August for a few months, releasing Cry Baby, and then focussing on making more music.
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