By Ofelia Fuente |Asst. A&E Editor|New York native Martinez shows off how the plastic life covers up the truth and reality alongside the writing team Kinetics & One Love releasing her first lead single of her up and coming album to be dropped in 2014.
“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,” said Melanie Adele Martinez in her new single unveiled on YouTube on Feb. 10.
The young New Yorker made her first real public appearance in 2012 when she became a contestant for the third season of the U.S. musical talent show, The Voice.
Martinez performed a folk-indie alternative version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” with only her acoustic guitar and a tambourine during the blind auditions.
The artist was able to capture not only the audience but also three of the four judges and she decided to join team Adam Levine.
Martinez had incredibly unique and moving performances while on The Voice, but unfortunately finished the competition in sixth place.
Her elimination from The Voice was not the end of her career, it was only the beginning.
After leaving “The Voice”, Martinez has been diligently working independently on material for her debut album.
She has many musical inspirations, which include Lana Del Rey, Feist, Kimbra, Marina and The Diamonds and has even been compared to some of her biggest inspirations, Fiona Apple and Regina Spektor.
In 2013, Martinez performed her original pieces and covers for her fans in small sold-out venues and clubs throughout the United States.
The artist received plenty of positive feedback from her audience, which encouraged her to create an album.
The unique singer-songwriter released her debut single on iTunes along with the slightly creepy, yet artistically doll-like music video.
The music video was written and created by Melanie Martinez, directed and shot by Nathan Scialon and Tom McNamara, produced by Melanie Martinez, Nathan Scialom, Tom McNamara, and Nullah Sarker and Visuals and editing by SteamyintheCity Music Collective.
Martinez is also known to immerse herself in all kinds of artistic endeavors that make her stand out from the norm and this video shows that side of her.
The singer/songwriter’s “Dollhouse” song is a realistically haunting depiction of today’s typical families.
The song describes a family, whom appears to be perfect on the outside, but a lot more troubled than the eye can see behind walls.
The whole concept of the song is how this family appears to be so perfect, they almost seem plastic, and the music video goes along with this ideal.
The set of the music video looks to be a life size dollhouse, with several rooms that fit each of the characters perfectly.
All the actors in the music video resemble slightly demented human dolls with exaggerated make-up and costumes.
The music video had five actors, Stella Rose Saint as the mother, Mughen Nakamura as the father, Edwin Zabala as the brother, and Jessica Cherniak as the little girl.
“Dollhouse” has a very simple beat. It kind of sounds like a ticking from a clock when the song begins and progresses to a steady drumbeat at its climax.