Melanie Martinez stated during her time on The Voice that she never wanted to be seen as 'cute' and she has more than proven her tendency towards darker subjects with her chilling new video for her single "Dollhouse".
The music video is wonderfully creepy, featuring subtle breathing at the beginning as the camera focuses in on a young girl playing with her dolls (very horror movie-esque) and actors whose faces have been done up to give them a plastic appearance.
The single pulses with solid beats that urge a melody, which might otherwise be perceived as hesitant, forward at the same time that Martinez's smokey vocals are filling the track with an amazing chorus which states "places, places, get in your places, throw on your dress and put on your doll faces, everyone thinks that we're perfect, please don't let them look through the curtains, picture, picture, smile for the picture, pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister? Everyone thinks that we're perfect, please don't let them look through the curtains" and the haunting repetition of "D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E, I see things that nobody else sees" which carries the song to its end.
Martinez has been working as an independent artist while creating material for her debut album, so make sure to buy this single from iTunes or Amazon to support the artist, then head to the sites below to find out more about album release dates/upcoming singles.
"Dollhouse" Melanie Martinez