Melanie Martinez is bringing a unique style to the music scene!
The Voice alum, who was on Team Adam Levine during the show's third season, released her first EP Dollhouse earlier this year and is proving to be an online phenomenon with over 10 million views on the music video for her single, "Dollhouse." Her distinctive musical sound has even drawn the attention of American Horror Story: Freak Show, which used her song "Carousel," in the trailer for their new season.
We caught up with the 19-year-old Long Island, New York-born singer to talk about her album, what the journey has been like since being a contestant on The Voice, and more.
You released your first EP earlier this year. What was it like recording your first album? Where did you draw most of your inspiration?
It was a lot of fun. Most of my inspiration came from my childhood and trying to relate those themes to more adult situations.
Who are some artists that you look up to?
Visual artists like Nicoletta Ceccoli, Mark Ryden, and Aleksandra Waliszewska
How would you describe your musical style? Personal style?
Both very inspired by my childhood. My personal style is like a more pastel colorful baby girl in the '50s.
Your single "Carousel" was featured on American Horror Story: Freak Show, and we hear that you're a huge fan. Can you tell us how you felt the moment you found out they'd be using your song?
I freaked out — it’s my favorite show. I would love to guest star on the show.
We know you're all about your music, but would you ever want to guest star on the show?
It's right up my alley if I was ever into doing some acting.
What message do you hope to bring across with your music?
Telling stories through music and art is super fun and if you want to express yourself then do it.
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