In an era when digital-only EPs and surprise midnight releases seem to be all the rage, you really have to give it to a mega-pop star who releases her latest album as an accompaniment to a feature-length film of her own. Last month electropop chanteuse Melanie Martinez released K-12, a 90+ minute, theatre-screened film, to accompany her sophomore LP of the same name, which follows-up 2015’s Cry Baby. The album boasts an abundance of sass pop “bangers,” much in the same vein as her debut, but with an extra helping of bubblegum witchiness. The charmingly cohesive theatricality of both the music and accompanying visuals (which are a bizarrely quirky 21st century melding of The Wall and Picnic at Hanging Rock) all but confirm that Ms. Martinez is the most capable of all artists whose careers were born out of TV singing shows. Melanie Martinez is currently touring the US and will be at our very own edition of the Fillmore next Wednesday, October 30th. And while the show is technically “sold out,” there seem to be an abundance of “Verified Resale Tickets” on Live Nation for about face value. Although this might not be the most obvious choice of how to spend Devil’s Night, it’s a multimedia spectacle I would not suggest missing. If you need any more convincing, here are five reasons you should come and check out the live show.
“Wheels on the Bus”
“Show & Tell”