About Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez Album
"Cry Baby" is Melanie Martinez's debut album released on Friday, August 14th 2015. The first single was "Pity Party" and was confirmed on May 27th, 2015. The music video was accidentally leaked by Melanie herself on May 29th, but she later tweeted that she was happy and excited for the fans who had seen it and promised there was "more to come" during her live stream on June 1st. It was officially released on the day of the live stream. The second single, "Soap", was confirmed in late June and it was announced soon after it was to be released on July 10th. It leaked a day earlier. The one-shot music video came out the same day. Cry Baby debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, coming in at #6 with 40,000 total copies sold in its first week. The album also topped the alternative albums chart by coming in at #1. This album is about Cry Baby, a fantasy version of Melanie Martinez when she was a child, and a representation of her vulnerable and messed up side. Melanie claims that many of the things that have happened to Cry Baby are similar to the things that have happened in her own life, except the part where cry baby gets kidnapped and where CryBaby kills somebody. Each song on the tracklist is titled something childhood related, while the actual message being crossed to the listener carries a more adult theme and problems. The story book available in the preorder bundle features rhymes and illustrations based on the album, written by Melanie herself.