Melanie Martinez Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Her Delightfully Depressing “Pity Party” Video: Watch

Mike Wass | June 17, 2015 9:00 am
Melanie Martinez's "Pity Party" Video
Melanie Martinez throws a celebration for one in her relatable "Pity Party" video.

After amassing a loyal following with her creepily catchy Dollhouse EP, Melanie Martinez returned earlier this month with “Pity Party” — the lead single from debut album Cry Baby (due August 14). “Did my invitations disappear? Why’d I put my heart on every cursive letter?” she laments over gloomy synths. “Tell me why the hell no one is here? Tell me what to do to make it all feel better?”

That takes us to the gloriously demented chorus, which samples Lesley Gore’s 1963 classic/original loner anthem “It’s My Party.” It’s genuinely quirky, undeniable catchy and boasts a suitably depressing visual. Speaking of which, Melanie takes us behind the scenes in an exclusive video. The 20-year-old explains her eclectic influences, shows us around the set and even introduces us her collection of vintage toys. Watch up top.

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