Multi-Platinum alt-pop phenomenon Melanie Martinez has shared the long awaited official music video for her hit single, “VOID,” streaming now at YouTube HERE. Directed, conceived and costume designed by Martinez, “VOID” is airing at the top of every hour throughout the day on MTV Live, MTVU, and MTV Biggest Pop following its exclusive premiere earlier today on the Paramount Times Square billboards in New York City.
“This is the first song I fully produced on my own,” says Melanie Martinez, I remember screaming that chorus while crying, it felt like a weight I needed to get off of me. The weight of my anxiety, the weight of my brain. A void. A dark place where you are left alone with your own thoughts for introspection, in order to find the light within yourself.”
Recently announced as an iHeart Radio “On The Verge” artist of 2023, Martinez’s official music video for “VOID” arrived this morning as the single is currently ascending the Top 40 at CHR/Top 40 radio outlets nationwide. “VOID“ is featured on Martinez’s blockbuster new album, PORTALS, available now in an expanded deluxe digital edition featuring three additional new tracks HERE. The album became Melanie’s highest charting debut on the Billboard 200 upon its release earlier this year, arriving at #2 with 142,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week – Martinez’s third consecutive Billboard 200 Top 10 album debut, and the biggest first week for any solo female artist in 2023 so far.
PORTALS further debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Current Alternative Albums,” “Current Pop Albums,” “Top Album Sales,” “Current Album Sales,” “Internet Albums,” “Digital Albums,” and “Top Alternative/Rock Albums” charts, along with a #2 debut on the “Top Vinyl Albums” chart. An instant global sensation, the album proved Martinez’s first #1 album debut in Australia, also landing at #1 in New Zealand, #2 in the UK, #3 in Canada and Ireland, and top 10 chart placements in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.
PORTALS also includes the hit single, “DEATH,” which, along with “VOID,” made history as Martinez’s first original songs to debut on the Billboard “Hot 100.” “DEATH” is joined by a cinematic companion video – directed, conceived, and costume designed by Martinez herself – which trended #1 on YouTube’s Trending “Top Music Videos” chart and now boasts over 23M official views. The song was first teased with a series of eerie clips revealing the rebirth of Martinez’s character “Cry Baby,” quickly sparking a frenzy of theories and garnering over 115M views across all socials. The track and its compelling companion visual earned praise from the likes of Billboard, which raved, “The avant-garde pop auteur creates bold, expansive worlds with each project…While the dramatic five-minute track can be connected to her artistic reawakening, the kinetic drums and electronic elements will also make listeners feel reborn, too.”