Album Review: Cry Baby

August 17, 2016 | Cameron

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CrybabyReviewed by Rifa from the Cedarbrae branch

Cry Baby is the debut album by Melanie Martinez, a 21 year old singer and songwriter known for her appearance on the popular TV show The Voice. This album is a concept album, it tells the story of the character Cry Baby. Cry Baby is Melanie’s alter ego, majority of the songs on this album were inspired by experiences Melanie has had in the past. Throughout this album, many of the songs have adult themes portrayed in child like scenarios. The genre of this album is electropop and the album was released on August 14th, 2015. A special edition Melanie added to the album was a storybook, following each of the songs and telling the story of Cry Baby.